New Delhi: Even as the number of swine flu cases in the country reached 23, Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday asserted that the disease was under control as nearly half of them have been cured.
“Medicine is available in plenty and the most important thing is that this disease is 100% curable. Out of total 23 cases, 11 have already been treated and discharged,” he said.
“So your are only left with 12 cases,” Azad said.
Keeping in view the size and population of the country, 11-12 cases is nothing as compared to the most developed countries, he added.
Swine flu spread to two more cities — Bangalore and Jalandhar — as six more persons, including three children and two women, tested positive for the virus on their return from the US on Sunday.
A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter, who arrived at Bengaluru airport from New Jersey on 12 June, were quarantined at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore and tested positive.
In Jalandhar, a student tested positive for swine flu and admitted to a Delhi hospital.