Government 'should move faster to combat swine flu'

The government has been called upon to react more quickly to the treatment of those suffering from swine flu.

A report to be published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee later this week is expected to criticise the government for not moving fast enough to implement measures such as the introduction of the National Pandemic Flu Service.

Meanwhile, Conservative leader David Cameron raised concerns during a BBC interview over the relatively low number of available critical care beds available to those with the disease.

Although over 50s have so far been less badly affected by the pandemic than other age groups, older people are identified by the Health Protection Agency as being one of the groups most at risk of contracting the illness.

As such, care is advised over issues such as hand hygiene and disinfection of surfaces in order to avoid spreading the virus, while those who suspect they have swine flu are encouraged to contact the National Pandemic Flu Service to diagnose their symptoms.

To view businesses and services in our Health section click here

Homebase is the UKs second largest home improvement retailer and is recognised for choice, style ...
Silver Travel Advisor
Have your say and you could win a Greek Island villa holiday. If you like holidays and ...
For some of the most talked-about TV, get Sky TV. In all, we've 100+ digital entertainment ...
Make a Will Online
Make a Solicitor checked Will Online with Gloss Legal
Travel News
All-inclusive holidays 'offer value for money'
Finance News
Recession 'causing problems for over 50s abroad'
Dating News
Online dating 'can give over 50s another chance at love'

We Luv Sweets
New Zealand Holidays
Kirra Tours 100 Percent Kiwi New Zealand Holidays by New Zealanders. Although larger than the UK, New Zealand has a ...
The only prostate supplement with 100% pure Beta-Sitosterol