Bhopal: The risk of swine flu has increased in Madhya Pradesh with change in weather amid the ongoing corona pandemic. The state Health Department has issued guidelines to its officials to deal with the possible threat of swine flu and asked for immediate measures to tackle any eventuality. Also Read - New Swine Flu in China Has Potential to Become Pandemic, Here's How

The Directorate of Health has written to all the Chief Medical and health officials as well as Civil Surgeons in the state that due to the change in weather the possibility of swine flu seasonal influenza (H1N1) affecting people has increased. Also Read - Scindia Ji Has Got Swine Flu, Says Digvijaya Singh Amid Madhya Pradesh Mayhem

In the screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of potential seasonal influenza (H1N1) cases necessary protocols and guidelines by the Government of India must be followed and acted upon. Also Read - 'Flu is Not a Disease,' Yogi Adityanath Says as Swine Flu Cases Register a Rise in UP

Children, pregnant women and people suffering from any fatal disease are at the highest risk of catching this fever so they need to be more vigilant.

All health officials have been instructed to send twice daily the reports of common cold and cough patients in clinics to the state surveillance units.