MULTAN: A rise in Swine flu patients has been witnessed in Multan as 12 more patients were admitted to the Nishtar Hospital, according to a report by a private media outlet.
According to hospital sources, five people had died of the disease during the last two weeks but the health officials were reluctant to say anything about it.
Dr Attaur Rehman of Nishter Hospital contradicted occurrence of any death due to the disease in Multan district. He, however, said that the numbers of patients had reached to 12 at Nishtar Hospital.
The focal person said that the seasonal influenza vaccine and all medicine were available in bulk quantity at the hospital and there was no shortage of medicines.
On the other hand, City District Government Multan has announced a massive awareness drive against the spread of the disease and to combat it at the union council level. District Influenza Control Room for prevention and control of the Seasonal Influenza A (H1N1) has been established at the District Health Authority CEO office.