CHITWAN: In view of spread of deadly swine flu in neighbouring India, stakeholders here have begun maintaining high alertness.
The health workers are raising awareness among people on transmission of the swine flu.
The District Public Health Office, Chitwan, has said it has been essential to maintain high alert in the district, as it was bordered to India, where many have lost lives.
Vector Control Inspector at the Office, Ram KC, said every measure to prevent the disease is made ready here.
An isolation ward with five beds has already been set up at Bharatpur Hospital considering if anyone is found with the swine flu symptoms.
Other preparations including vaccines and medicines are also in kept on stand-by.
Efforts are underway to orient health workers on how they can make public aware about the deadly disease.