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9 IPS trainees test positive for swine flu at Hyderabad police academy

Three out of the nine officers, who were admitted to various private hospitals in Hyderabad, have already been discharged while the remaining are in stable condition.

Nine IPS trainees of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad have tested positive for swine flu, health officials said on Saturday.

Three out of the nine officers, who were admitted to various private hospitals in Hyderabad, have already been discharged while the remaining are in stable condition, said Deputy Director, SVPNPA, G. S. Rao.

As a precautionary measure, as many as 917 IPS trainees of the SVPNPA have been administered with the swine flu vaccine. Health officials from Ranga Reddy district, who conducted a medical camp in the SVPNPA, also collected swab samples from trainees who had complained of cough, cold and fever.

As many as 2,764 doses of homeopathic medicine were also administered to the IPS trainees as a precautionary measure.

According to top SVPNPA officials, district health authorities including G. Srinivas Rao (Epidemic) and Ranga Reddy District Surveillance Officer Lalitha conducted awareness drive and interacted with IPS trainees on H1N1 on Saturday.

The faculty members, administrative staff of police academy also attended the awareness drive. The district health officials have also distributed Tamiflu tablets as prophylactic treatment to IPS trainees who had symptoms of flu.

“All preventive measures like sanitisation, personal hygiene and quarantine is needed and are being taken,” said senior IPS officer and Director, SVPNPA, Aruna Bahuguna.

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