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Swine flu: school asks parents not to panic

Even as health officers at Naidu Hospital,on Thursday,sought to allay fears of the anxious parents whose wards are admitted for treatment of the H1N1 virus...

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 17, 2009 3:31:09 am

Even as health officers at Naidu Hospital,on Thursday,sought to allay fears of the anxious parents whose wards are admitted for treatment of the H1N1 virus,the authorities of the city-based English medium school have sent letters to parents of children in Class VIII,asking them to take precautionary measures and get their wards medically checked if they showed similar symptoms.

One division of Class VIII will remain shut till July 21. Meanwhile,late on Thursday evening,the National Institute of Virology (NIV) confirmed that two more of the eight samples sent had tested positive for the virus.

Naidu Hospital’s ‘quarantine ward’ has admitted a total of 19 patients,of whom 11,including three schoolchildren,are swine flu positive. Dr R R Pardeshi,chief medical officer of health,Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC),and his team addressed parents who had gathered at the hospital and urged them to stay at home. “This virus is a mild one. We will look after the children,they will be better within five days,” Pardeshi told them.

Health officials had declared an alert on Wednesday and decided to shut down an English medium school’s Class VIII till July 21 after Naidu Hospital reported that two students — a 12-year-old boy and a girl—- had tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

The school has requested parents not to panic and assured them that academics will not be affected. The principal,when contacted,said they were following the directives of the health authorities and pointed out that only one division of Class VIII has been shut and not the entire school. Meanwhile,Dr Y H Doiphode,deputy director of health services,said six beds each at Aundh General Hospital and Y C M Hospital would be reserved for swine flue patients.

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