Nalsar breathes easy as Students test negative for Swine Flu
The fear of swine flu is sending shivers down the spine of everyone in the city. Adding to the apprehension is the fact that Telangana alone has reported deaths touching 26 in the last six weeks.
The fear of swine flu is sending shivers down the spine of everyone in the city. Adding to the apprehension is the fact that Telangana alone has reported deaths touching 26 in the last six weeks. And the number of those inflicted with the illness keeps mounting and is raising alarm bells.
There was more than a moment of panic among the students of Nalsar University of Law when it was reported that one of the students in the Hyderabad headquarters had tested positive.
In a panic and more as a precautionary measure, the management of the University rushed all its students to Gandhi Hospital on Tuesday to undergo the required tests.
Vice-Chancellor Faizan Musatafa especially wanted students suffering from cold, fever or such ailments (the basic symptoms for swine flu) to be tested first when it was reported that a first year girl student had left the campus four days ago to be with her parents in Bangalore fearing that she had tested positive. However, Chidambaram, a senior university official, clarified that they had heaved a sigh of relief when the final test report mentioned that she had tested negative.
“The report indicated that it was only a viral flu. Reports of the other students that were tested are also out and we can say that no one is down with swine flu. We enquired with the Chief Medical Officer in Shamirpet, who confirmed that there were no cases of swine flu in the village, which comes as a big relief,” he said.