Authorities in capital take precautionary measures for swine flu

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New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): With the swine flu claiming six lives in India, authorities in New Delhi have asked doctors to protect themselves from HINI virus.

The test report of three doctors of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital suspected to have swine flu turned out to be negative, but the authorities nevertheless asked doctor to be careful.

"Kits are being distributed to doctors who are examining swine flu patients for their personal protection. As for other doctors, masks are being distributed and if they show any symptoms then they should get themselves examined," said N K Chaturvedi, Medical Superintendent, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Meanwhile, authorities at the Junior Modern School have decided to close down for a week after two of its student tested positive for swine flu.

"School is closed for a week beginning today. There are only two cases. There is no need for panic. Schools have taken all precautionary measures to control the situation. Heath officials are here from the government," said Arvind, a member of the parent teacher association of the school.

The parents who were seen taking away their wards from the school said they would wait for further announcement from the school about its resumption.

"The school will be closed for one week and on Monday that is 17th, they said they will inform about the situation whether they want to close it further or the school will start working," said Alok Wadhva, a parent.

India on Monday reported two more swine flu deaths. A 35-year-old Ayurvedic doctor in Pune and a four-year-old boy in Chennai succumbed to the virus this morning.

In Pune, Babasahib Mane, an Ayurvedic doctor, was admitted to the Sassoon General Hospital five days ago and had been on the ventilator for the past three days, and was declared dead on Monday.

Meanwhile, a four-year-old Chennai boy was admitted to a private hospital first, but later died from multiple-organ failure. (ANI)

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