About Swine Flu

The 2009 swine flu outbreak is an epidemic of a new strain of influenza virus that was clinically identified in April 2009. It is a type of influenza A (H1N1) virus and is currently a phase 5 outbreak with significant risk, one level below an official pandemic. This virus is species specific and infects pigs; however they do cross barrier of species and transmit to human. Once this happens it easily passes on from one person to the other.
Signs & Symptoms of Swineflue

Cough, fever, sore throat, body ache, headache, chills and fatigue. In worst cases and complexities, it may further be added with sever illness and pneumonia or respiratory failure resulting to death.

Send suspected cases to Naidu hospital or Aundh hospital only: PUNE: The civic health officials have appealed to private practitioners and hospitals to refer all patients with symptoms of H1N1 flu to the Naidu hospital or the Aundh general hospital.

"The treatment for H1N1 flu is available only at the Pune Municipal Corporation's Naidu hospital and Aundh general hospital. reports TOI.

Here is List of Government hospitals where H1N1 Swineflue is treated in India free of cost.

S No



Helpline number(s)



Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Near NIMHANS, Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore-560029




Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGI), Sector 12, Chandigarh-160012

+91-172-2747585, 2746018, 2756565



Communicable Diseases Hospital, No 187, Thiruvottiyur High Road, Near Apollo Hospital, Tondiarpet, Chennai-600081

+91-44-25912686, 25912687, 25912688



Govt Chest Hospital, E S I Hospital Road, S R Nagar, Erragadda, Hyderabad-500018

+91-40-23814421, 23814422



Beliaghata Id Hospital, 57 Beliaghata Main Road, Kolkata-700010

+91-33-23701251, 23701252, 23601251, 23601252



Kasturba Hospital, Sane Guruji Rd., Jacob Circle, Opp. Arthur Rd Jail, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400011

+91-22-23083901, 23054831, 23004325



Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Ward No.5, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place-110001




Naidu Hospital, Near Le Meridian Hotel, Raja Bahadur Mill, Pune GPO, Pune-411001

+91-20-26058243, 26058842

Personal Care for swine flu

  1. No handshake, meaning that greet each other as well as visitors, without shaking hands. (Namaste ji)
  2. Maintain personal hygiene.
  3. Practice safe food consumption habits.
  4. Cover your sneeze and cough in disposable tissues.
  5. Avoid close contact with wild birds / animals. Stay away from the Zoo.
  6. As a social distancing measure, avoid close contact with the people having cough and fever.
  7. Ensure your regular workplace is kept clean.
  8. Immediately contact physician in case of illness and fatigue or weakness.