Two suspected of H1N1 in Hassan

District hospital equipped with experts to treat emergencies

Two persons suspected of suffering from H1N1 have been admitted to the district hospital on Saturday. The patients are from Didaga Hosahalli of Channarayapatna taluk and it is said that a person Sesha, from the same village had died due to H1N1 last week.

Manjunath, 28 and Sridhar, 31 are the two being provided treatment in the hospital. According to district surgeon Dr Shankar, they have mild infections and there is no danger for life.

They would be kept for five days in the hospital for observation purpose and then discharged, he said.

After the death of Sesha, the district health officials examined 14 persons who were with him and found Sridhar and Manjunath infected.

Though a special ward was opened to treat H1N1 patients not a single patient was admitted so far and this is the first time the ward has received patients.

The hospital has all essential medicines and expert doctors. The paramedical staff too are sufficiently trained to attend to emergencies. It is necessary for the people to take precautionery methods and care, Dr Shankar said.

Health officials have begun creating awareness about H1N1 in the village. Those suffering from fever and cough are being given necessary advise, he added.

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