Private Hospitals in India Await Protocols to Treat H1N1 Cases

17 August 2009 (Last Updated August 17th, 2009 18:30)

Private hospitals in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are awaiting protocols on how to set up isolation units to treat H1N1 influenza patients, The Hindu reported. The government has also advised triple-layer packaging and fast procedures when transporting specimens from suspect

Private hospitals in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are awaiting protocols on how to set up isolation units to treat H1N1 influenza patients, The Hindu reported.

The government has also advised triple-layer packaging and fast procedures when transporting specimens from suspected patients to laboratories, the news agency reports.

At least two private laboratories and hospitals in the state have volunteered to treat swine flu patients, a senior government official said.