Hyderabad: Nine trainee police officers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA) here have tested positive for swine flu, officials said Saturday.
The Indian Police Service (IPS) officer trainees, who were tested positive for H1N1 virus, were admitted to different hospitals in the city and three of them were discharged.
The health authorities took throat swabs from all trainees who complained of cough/cold/fever.
According to an official statement, 917 vaccines were already administered in the campus to the trainees, workers, faculty and families. As many as 2,764 dosages of homeopathic medicine were also administered.
G. Srinivas Rao, special officer, Epidemic and Lalitha, district surveillance Officer, Ranga Reddy district along with medical team of four doctors Saturday conducted a sensitization programme on H1N1 to IPS officer trainees, participants of other courses, faculty and staff.
Medical screening of all trainees was done and symptomatics were provided prophylactic treatment. All preventive measures like sanitization, personal hygiene and quarantine are being taken, said officials.
Jyoti Buddha Prakash, commissioner, health and family welfare, is monitoring the situation and providing necessary support from the state government, said officials,
Swine flu has claimed 51 lives in Telangana since Jan 1. Majority of the deaths were reported from Hyderabad and neighboring Ranga Reddy district.
More than 2,300 people have so far tested positive in the state.