With deadly swine flu spreading fast in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Health Minister JP Nadda Friday said government of India was closely monitoring the swine flu situation in the state.
Nadda told local news gathering agency the centre would extend all possible assistance to Jammu and Kashmir.
"We are closely monitoring the swine flu situation in the state. If need arises a central team will be sent soon to the state. There is no shortage of medicines and people should not panic," he said.
"Government of India has directed the state government to keep the hospitals equipped with isolation wards and make sure the availability of adequate medicines. I appeal the people of Jammu and Kashmir that they should arrive at hospitals immediately if they suspect any symptom of swine flu. There is no need to panic but people should remain alert," the minister said.