Hyderabad: Four students of the government-run school for the blind in Mahabubnagar town have tested positive for Swine flu and two of them are undergoing treatment.
District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) M Ramakrishna told ‘Telangana Today’ that all four students who complained of severe cough, sore throat, diarrhoea, cold, fever and bodyache were sent to government hospital where the samples were collected and sent to Hyderabad laboratory.
On Wednesday, the laboratory reports which indicated positive for Swine flu were received at the district headquarters. The students have been identified as Divya, Ravali, Sruthi and Krishnaiah.
Following the test report, Collector Ronald Rose alerted the DMHO and asked him to deploy special teams at the government blind school and screen all students for Swine flu. He also directed the DMHO to treat the children with special care.
Divya, hailing from Nalgonda district and Sruthi of Dhanwada mandal in Mahabubnagar district, left for their native places before the test results reached the district hospital.
The district administration, on receipt of the positive results, alerted their family members immediately and asked them to visit nearby government hospital for further treatment.
The two other students have been quarantined in a room in the school premises and are undergoing treatment carried out by district hospital doctors.
The school authorities said the students had gone for a camp at Chegur village of Kothur mandal about 10 days ago, and after returning, some of them had symptoms of Swine flu.
The DMHO said the students were under observation of team of doctors and there was no reason for panic. “The students are recovering slowly after we started the treatment this morning,” Ramakrishna said, adding that as per the direction of the Collector, special teams were deployed at the blind school to monitor the situation from time to time.
The medical teams also supplied three-layered facial masks to all the students to prevent further spread of the infection.