The city reported first swine flu death of the season after a 42-year-old Shyam Verma, died at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on Thursday evening.
So far four swine flu cases has been registered in the city.
Swine flu symptoms includes fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body ache and fatigue.
The Chandigarh health department recently launched House to house inspection to detect the swine flu across the city.
“The department is taking all possible steps to prevent the disease from spreading. The field teams have been asked to remain vigilant. We have also sent a fresh advisory to city hospitals to ensure that everyone has isolated wards in their hospitals and follow the guidelines,” said a UT health official.
Try to keep away from mass gatherings if you have fever sore throat.
If you have fever, sore throat and difficulty in breathing, immediately consult your nearest government hospital.
Take healthy diet.
Take adequate rest.
Maintain personal hygiene by washing hands properly.
Cover nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing.
If you are visiting any affected person, maintain some distance.