Free Tamiflu available this week

The health ministry has announced that it is to distribute anti-viral drugs to fight swine flu to pharmacies this week. This means the drugs will be available free to everyone with a doctor’s prescription for the drug.

In a statement on its website on Tuesday, the ministry said it will distribute sachets of Tamiflu rather than capsules because this makes it easier to prepare doses suitable for children.
The ministry said too that the guidelines for tackling swine flu have been adapted so that the sickness can now also be diagnosed by general practioners and patients no longer need to go to the local public health department.

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