2 children with swine flue signs admitted at SMGSH
Blood samples sent to Delhi for testing
Jammu, Feb 10: Two children have been put on anti- HI NI drugs by the doctors at the pediatric block of Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital(SMGSH) as they show swine flue symptoms.
Sources in the hospital said that a six year and a twelve year old boy were admitted in the hospital last night and after keeping them under observation in isolated ward, they have been put on anti- virus drugs.
They said the blood samples of the suspected cases have been sent to National Institute of Communicable Disease in Delhi for testing- the reports of which are likely to be received in four or five days.
The family had brought the children anticipating as they being the cases of Pneumonia but the doctors have put them under examination for now, suspecting these being swine flue cases as both the diseases show same symptoms.
They further informed that the doctors after thorough examination put them on the anti- H1N1 virus drugs. “If the reports are found positive, the treatment will continue and if otherwise they will be shifted to General Ward ” sources said.
The Medical superintended SGMSH, A K Sharma, said that it is not sure that the children were suffering from H1 N1 virus. “The doctors have already started the treatment if the reports are positive the treatment would continue”, he added
Meanwhile, Medical superintended of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Dr Washk Rasool informed that the management has put in place all required infrastructure to deal with such cases. “We have a meeting pervious day in which all the possible steps were taken to deal with any eventuality” he said adding that the two rooms of Chopra Nursing home have been equipped with every possible facility required for the treatment of swine flu patients including Ventilator and oxygen.
He also informed that the children would be monitored in a separate ward of SMGSH hospital and adults at Chopra Nursing Home. “If the number of patients went up we will shift them to some other place away from both hospitals because presence of such patients creates panic among other patients” he added.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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