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AWMELA holds awareness program for Swine Flu

Azamgarh: Association for Welfare, Medical, Educational and Legal Assistance organized a program on 13 September 2009 in the Hall of Shibli National Inter College, Azamgarh, to create awareness for Swine Flu. Dr. K.M. Agarwal, CMO Azamgarh, Dr. Furqan (President, IMA), Dr. DP Rai (Secretary IMA), Dr. Ghayasuddin, (District Hospital) enlightened the gathering about Swine Flu. Dr. Agarwal informed that there is no patient of Swine Flu in Azamgarh but advised precaution in gathering especially educational institutions. In case of child suffering from this kind of Flu, he should be quarantined, advised the CMO. Abu Mohammad, Principal SNIC condemned the media hype in exaggerating the menace of Swine Flu and warned against evil design of developed nations. Maulana Umair-us-Siddiq Nadwi, Senior Rafiq Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy, Azamgarh appreciated the formation of AWMELA and its initiative. He told about the outbreak of Swine Flu in epidemic form in 1918 when a lot of people died. However, he emphasized on good sanitation and hygiene and strongly condemned the loitering of Swines on roads and public places that is a carrier of a number of diseases. Dr. Javed Akhtar presented details about Swine Flu, its definition, treatment, and prevention etc. through a power point presentation. Use of gloves, masks and mock examination of patients were demonstrated.
Salman Sultan

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 October 2009 on page no. 17

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