Hyderabad, Apr 30: First case of Swine flu in India is reported after an NRI who flew to Hyderabad from Texas was on Wednesday, Apr 20 found to have symptoms. However, authorities refused to reveal the identity of the person and said that he had arrived in the city two days ago and has now been quarantined.
Special teams of doctors who are screening passengers from US and other affected nations who entered in the last 10 days have also been going to their homes to conduct medical check-ups. It was during one such check-up that the person was found to have signs of swine flu. Doctors are checking for symptoms like running nose, fever, body aches and other viral fever symptoms among the passengers.
Though the Andhra Pradesh (AP) principal secretary (health) LV Subramanyam, said that the patient after initial check-up is referred to Government Chest Hospital at Erragadda, which is a quarantine centre, the Superintendent of the hospital denied that any patient had been admitted with swine flu symptoms. "We were informed that a patient would be sent to the quarantine facility but he did not turn up," superintendent S V Prasad said.