After two women tested positive for the swine flu in Meghalaya, a health alert has now been sounded in the state.
Administration officials have been asked to keep a close watch on the situation.
Health officials have been directed to take preventive measures and provide proper treatment to patients.
The health and family welfare department has been asked to ensure that the detection and prevention of the menace is tightened.
He said all hospitals in the state have also been alerted along with information, education and communication (IEC) materials to create awareness regarding swine flu.
The state government also alerted the Airport Authority of India officials in Guwahati International Airport, Shillong airport and officials from Meghalaya helicopter services.
One of the patients was tested positive for the flu following her return to Shillong after visiting her sons in Pune and Chennai.
The second patient, a resident of Mumbai, is in Shillong to attend a Catholic convention.
Swine flu results in nasal secretions, cough, decreased appetite and restlessness.>