BEIJING: China's Ministry of Public Security has vowed to crack down on rumormonger and people producing and selling fake drugs to ensure social order in the country's fight against A(H1N1) influenza.
Police bureaus should strike hard on rumormongers, people producing and selling counterfeit drugs, medical apparatus or personal protective equipment, and those who drive up drug prices, the ministry said in a circular on its website Friday.
Police should strengthen patrol on crowded public venues, and duly settle disputes and handle illegal activities that infringed on rights of medical personnel and disrupted hospital order, it said.
The total number of confirmed cases of A(H1N1) influenza on the Chinese mainland had reached 11,722 as of 3 pm Friday, figures from the Ministry of Health showed.
All the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities on the Chinese mainland have reported A/H1N1 flu cases. So far there have been no deaths reported from the flu.