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In Georgia swine flu patients will be given tamiflu for free

2009-12-07 10:36

In Georgia all the people infected with swine flu and turned to hospital will be given tamiflu for free, said Paata Imnadze, the head of the Centre for Disease Control.


He added that patients without laboratory confirmation, but with flu symptoms will undergo measures to prevent and treat A/ H1N1 - GHN.

A rapid growth of prices for medicines registered in Georgia, for some the margin reaches 1000 per cent.

In the first half of the year medicines became 2.5 times as expensive. Teraflu is bought for USD 2.80, sold for USD 9.50.

Previously Shota Tsanava, the deputy head of the National Centre for Disease Control, said Georgia was on the verge of swine flu epidemic.

At the same time, he highlighted that flu is dangerous with its consequences, and the task of doctors and citizens - be vigilant and prevent them.

"There's no need to close schools, kindergartens and other organisations," he underlined.

292 cases of swine flu confirmed in Georgia; only four patients are being treated in hospital, practically in all cases the disease took slight or moderately severe forms.


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