Hyderabad, January 21: Nightingales Home Health Services, pioneer in providing healthcare at home, today announced swine flu vaccination services at doorstep in Hyderabad.
Nightingales has so far administered more than 3000 vaccinations for employees at a large corporates.
Hyderabad has been hit by swine flu. Four patients have succumbed to swine flu this month and the toll has touched nine since the season’s outbreak in August 2016.
According to health officials, a total of 2,956 samples were tested. Of these, 142 samples were found positive.
On 16th January alone, 46 cases were tested and six out of them were found positive. One of the most dreaded virus to watch out is the H1N1 virus and health experts are expecting the infection to be more dreadful in the coming days.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), vaccines are the most effective ways of safeguarding oneself from contracting the illness during influenza epidemics and pandemics.
“Senior citizens, children especially below two years and pregnant women are in the high risk category as they have less immunity. This has been proven by the swine flu deaths in the city where the patient was either a diabetic or had hypertension,” said Dr Vijay Agarwal, Clinical Director Nightingales Home Health Services.
“I think it’s a wakeup call for us, we cannot let people die when preventive aspects like vaccination is handy to the citizens of Hyderabad. To curb influenza virus infection, we need to take active step of vaccinating ourselves,” added Sudhaker Jadhav, Regional Head Nightingales Home Health Services.