The Ministry of Health has implemented new measures to ascertain if patients who have contracted flu are infected with the dengue virus.
Under this initiative influenza patients who arrive at the Out Patient Department's of the respective hospitals will undergo a blood test within OPD premises itslef.
Issuing a release in this regard the Health Ministry states that the required ground work has already been completed.
Formerly blood tests related to probable cases of dengue were submitted to the medical research institute as well as various other external laboratories.
Under the new initiative OPD's of every hospital will be geared up to meet the necessary requirements to diagnose the dengue virus in patients.