The Delhi government on Thursday directed its 17 hospitals and five private hospitals to gear up for treatment of patients with swine flu after three deaths and 57 cases of the disease were reported in the capital in 2013.

‘These hospitals have been identified for isolation care and treatment facility for H1N1 (swine flu) cases,’ said an official. Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia reviewed the situation with regard to H1N1 in view of the recent spurt of these cases,’ said an official.

He instructed that these hospitals must also have arrangement for intensive care facilities. The ventilators must also be kept ready.

During January and February, 60 cases of H1N1 have been reported.

Source: IANS