Swine flu management
Swine Flu in our country is rapidly reaching the pandemic level. The question is, how much we are prepared, not theoretically but practically to counter the swine flu threat? In my view, the government should ensure the followings to face the swine flu pandemic:-
-Enough publicity through mass media to make people aware about different aspects of swine flu and its control measures.
-Imams of mosques and priests of other religious institutions should be advised to ventilate information pertaining to swine flu and the precautionary measures.
-Both govt. and private hospitals should make buffer stock of swine flu drugs (e g. Tamiflu) to administer upon swine flu patients in emergencies.
- Medical experts should make public a comprehensive treatment plan to treat swine flu patients
- NGOs and philanthropic organisations should chalk out their own programmess to create public awareness on swine flu.
-Local pharmaceutical companies may undertake programmes to produce swine flu drugs.
- For greater precaution, schools may be given Ramadan and Eid vacation soon.