"The situation is completely under control and there is no need to panic".
Meanwhile, the authorities of the Health department are mulling to administer vaccine to medicos and medical staff deployed at the swine flu ward in hospitals after two doctors tested positive for swine flu. "The Health department has been taking adequate measures to create awareness on the killer ailment".
The secretary said swine flu cases are being reported at an alarming rate across the state.
Speaking on the dengue outbreak, Meherda informed that at least 370 persons have been tested positive while two deaths have been reported so far this year. Most of the patients have come from outside the state, he said.
Reports said that the number of dengue patients is on the rise the state while most of the cases have been referred from Bhadrak and Balasore districts.
He advised people to avoid self-medication and to wash hands at regular intervals since the disease was contagious.
The health secretary had earlier inspected the SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack and Capital Hospital at Bhubaneswar to see the arrangements made for patients. Yesterday, as many as 24 samples were sent for investigation of which 13 tested positive taking the total number of H1N1 virus affected persons in Odisha to 84.