Ten more confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza were reported in the Capital on Monday,one of them a student at a South Delhi school. While the Delhi governments Health department continues to reiterate that there is no need to panic,school principals have swung into action taking all possible measures to contain the spread.
We are worried that the infection has not been contained as yet. But the city schools are taking all necessary precautions. This is not a virulent strain of virus,hence the flu symptoms will subside within a week, said Dr Anjan Prakash,spokesperson,Health department.
District-level officers of the government are in touch with all five schools where children have tested positive for the H1N1 virus,Kiran Walia,Delhi Health Minister,said. We have been guiding all schools on steps that need to be taken and have addressed parents as well. The schools have advised home quarantine for students of the classes that have reported flu cases. The children on home quarantine are being closely monitored by our health officials, Walia added. So far,144 cases of the H1N1 flu have been reported in the city. Till now,25 children have been discharged,while four are currently admitted in various city hospitals,Walia said.