"The Health department has been taking adequate measures to create awareness on the killer ailment".
Also, swab samples of a doctor working at the orthopaedic department in Capital Hospital here and a junior doctor of SCB Medical College and Hospital were found positive for the vector-borne disease, the official said. The swine flu lab, which had become operational two years ago, is proving a boon for patients as reports are readily available in a short period of time.
The health secretary further stated that vaccinations are only being given to doctors and other para medical staff engaged in the handling of swine flu patients. Most of the patients have come from outside the state, he said.
Sources said that highest number of dengue cases was reported from Bhadrak district. "Since it has spread in other states so obviously a few cases will be detected in our state due to migration and traveling of people", said health secretary Pramod Meherda. Around 47 people have so far tested positive for the disease. A person undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack succumbed to Swine flu late last night, informed the swine flu nodal office of the hospital. On Sunday a total of 28 samples from different hospitals across the state were sent for test.