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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bahrain geared to contain flu virus

An article from Gulf Daily News :

" BAHRAIN is fully prepared to handle any situation related to a possible surge in H1N1 swine flu cases, a top official said yesterday.

The ministry has vigilant staff and the Public Health Laboratory is fully prepared to handle any situation, said Health Minister Dr Faisal Al Hamer.

"There are also plenty of anti-flu drugs and other medication available," he said following a meeting with senior officials held yesterday at the ministry in Juffair.

"Isolation and intensive care facilities at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) are ready to receive patients and emergency services are on standby."

The meeting was called by Dr Al Hamer following directives from His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa after two cases of HIN1 were reported on Monday.

The two men, an Indian and a Pakistani, are reported to be in critical condition at the SMC."

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