Pune is fighting from swine flu and the Chief Minister did not bother to visit pune until today. People come to Pune with a dream of good education and employment but for the first time people are migrating from this beautiful city. Only after IBN Lokmat came up with a story of Mr.Suresh Kalmadi being missing, he came back from his foreign tour. Visit of varoius leaders gear up the complete machinery and brings about more help. Health Minister Mr Gulam Nabi Azad instead of providing help, has created a panic by blaming innocent patients like Rida Shaikh. if the government would have taken timely precautions like setting up of carbon camera for screening at all airports then innocent citizens would not have to loose their lives. Chief Minister of Maharashtra was busy inaugrating the express highway on name of Yashwant Rao Chavan, where he has no role to play. If he had taken initiative of installing new machinery, decisions of school shutdown, imposing of mexico model etc. The wide spread of swine flu could have been controlled. Only one leader Mr. Gopinath Munde was an exception who visited Naidu hospital. I accompanied him. We saw people waiting in long queues for tests, reports and medicines. Mr Milind Kamble on my instruction is providing tea, refreshments and drinking water to relatives of patients as nothing is available in close vicinity to Naidu hospital. Also Pandals are erected for the people who have to wait in long queues. On my instance administration agreed to open new centres to cure swine flu. Now we have 27 centres. Tamiflu tablets are available at all centres. Mr Mishra, Director of NIV has informed us that this virus is not changing its state. Mr. Kailash Sontake and Mr. Bapu Hatpande with IMA and NIV officers held a meeting in which 1000 RSS workers were designated to work at different centres to help patients. Mr. Prakash Javdekar also visited Naidu hospital with Mr. Dalvi and Mr. Jhalve, PMC Commissioner.
I appeal to all citizens not to panic but take precautions. Swine flu is not a fatal disease. It is curable like any other influenza. In my earlier blog I have mentioned about the precautions and cure. I welcome initiative taken by Janmashtami mandals to create enough seriousness and stop the spread of swine flu. I appeal to the students particularly not to leave the city.