Monday, August 17, 2009

Standing Committee takes up dissussion of Swine Flu

Soon after NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik took charge of the meeting, the issue of swine flu and the steps needed to tackle the same at NMMC level were taken up for discussion. As soon as Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik walked in the standing committee meeting hall. Chairman Sandeep Naik shared with members why he and the Commissioner called late by 15 minutes. He acknowledged the fact that Chairman Sandeep Naik proposed discussions on swine flu first. Chairman Sandeep Naik addressed the criticality of swine flu and the need to impart the right information to the corporators and citizens to ensure that fear was not created but at the same time precautions were taken. He said that it was needed that the corporation should have its own stock of medicines and masks for swine flu for any emergency.He added that they would call for a special meeting for corporators so that they were educated on the disease and its precautions. Chairman Sandeep Naik informed that corporators have to play mediators between NMMC administration and citizens. He added that the NMMC had a system to take any critical case for test and diagnosis to Kasturba Hospital. The Chairman has also advised the administration to begin a help desk at the NMMC hospitals and medical center with toll free numbers for ensuring the right communication of the disease to citizens.

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