India athlete Sudha Singh, who returned from Rio 2016 Olympics on the 20th, has tested positive for H1N1, negative for Zika. Sudha had fever on her return and reported cough and cold to chief medical officer at the Sports Authority of India.
Dr Harshvardhan, treating the athlete in Bengaluru, confirmed the positive test and assured all necessary steps for a speedy recovery have been taken.
“Yes, she has tested positive for H1N1. The Zika test has come out to be negative so no fear of that. We have taken all necessary steps and she is being constantly monitored,” Harshvardhan told indianexpress.com.
The medical team has also taken precautionary steps for the athletes and coaches who accompanied Sudha on the flight from Rio.
“We have also taken necessary steps for the coaches and athletes. Sudha is doing fine as of now and we are expecting to discharge her in next 2-3 days,” said Harshvardhan.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister has assured to bear the expenses of Sudha’s treatment.
“The government is going to bear the expenses of the treatment that is going to be given to the athlete. I have sent K. Govindraj (The president of the State Olympics Association) to visit and give the report,” he told ANI.
Sudha competed in the 3000 metre steeplechase event at Rio while O. P. Jaisha and Kavita Raut participated in the women’s marathon.