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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Help line numbers for H1N1 influenza

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Help line numbers for H1N1 influenza India has too unfortunately fallen prey to the Influenza-A (H1N1) and is battling the virus all across the nation; below are the toll free numbers for help. Toll Free Help lines for Swine Flu

Toll Free Numbers:
All India Level Toll free number 1075(toll free) or 1800-11-4377
Puducherry 1070 and 1077
Andhra Pradesh 12506
NICD Call Center 011-23921401
SMS Facility Type H1N1HYD & Send to 55352
Websites www.mohfw.nic.in


Key facts about the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu)
Very little is known about the Influenza-A (H1N1) that is rapidly spreading among humans. Below are some of the key facts related to the Flu.

What is Swine Flu?
H1N1 virus (earlier known as Swine Flu) was first detected in Mexico in April 2009. It used to be referred to as “Swine Flu” because the researchers found the presence of genes similar to that of Pigs (Swine) in North America.

Is the virus contagious? How does it spread?
Influenza A (H1N1) virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human rapidly. It spreads through droplets created while coughing or sneezing by a person infected with the virus.

Signs and Symptoms of Influenza-A (H1N1) among humans?
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Are there medicines to treat this flu?
Yes. Necessary medicines in sufficient quantity are available. The Government has in the designated hospitals stored medicines if required. It is strongly advisable not to take medicines of your own, as it will lower your immunity.

Source: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Lump-sum incentives - Increments to outstanding sportspersons

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No.6/2/2008-Pay-1

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, 3rd September, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:- Incentive increments to sportspersons for outstanding sports achievements at National and International levels.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 26th August, 2008 and subsequent reminder dated 3rd October, 2008 and 12th September, 2008 whereby it has been requested to furnish views regarding the quantum of lump-sum incentives to be granted to sportspersons who win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal in the National / International Tournaments. A copy of the OM dated 26th August, 2008 has been uploaded on the DOPT website.

2. All the Ministries/Departments are again requested to expedite the matter and furnish their considered views at the earliest to enable this Department to review the existing provisions for grant of incentives to Government servants who achieve excellence in the sporting events of National / International importance.



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