The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in Maharashtra reported 16 instances of influenza A (H1N1) or swine flu on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has announced that swine flu tests would be provided free of charge throughout the city.
As swine flu cases continue to climb in the city, testing will be undertaken at all TMC health centres in Thane, according to a notice from the civic body.
People getting tested for swine flu, however, will require a doctor’s recommendation, according to the Thane civic council.
This month, 20 persons in Thane have tested positive for swine flu, with 15 recovering. According to the announcement, two people perished.
According to the press statement, the civic authority finished a survey of residences in the area where swine flu victims were discovered, and no additional instances were discovered.
A total of 62 swine flu cases were found this year in the Mumbai circle, which includes Thane, Palghar, and Raigad districts, according to a health official.
According to a study from Maharashtra’s Public Health Department, as many as seven persons died in the state owing to swine flu infection up to July.
Meanwhile, the Mizoram government has asked the Central government for help in compensating pig farmers whose pigs were slaughtered during the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to a minister on Tuesday.
Since March of last year, the extremely contagious illness has killed almost 42,300 pigs and piglets worth crores of rupees in Mizoram piggeries.
He also stated that the state administration is working to compensate farmers who lost pigs due to African swine disease.
According to data issued on Tuesday by the state animal husbandry and veterinary department, 8,907 pigs and piglets have perished since February owing to a new epidemic of African swine disease.