Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh in North India, Assam, Bengal,
Sikkim in East India
Tourists entering India via Nepal border undergo screeing
for swine flu
by Pawan Kumar
(Uttar Pradesh): Tourists and other visitors travelling
between India and Nepal are being screened at the border
for a health check up for symptoms of swine flu which
has claimed over lives in the India. A lot of people including
domestic and international tourists enter India from Nepal
on daily basis to visit Buddhist religious sites, most
of them are first time visitors. Everyday at least 500
people along with tourists are being checked at specially
set up camps for swine flu symptoms. A medical camp is
being set up at the SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) check post
in Aligarhwa in Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
Other camps have been organized in Barahni and Kakrahwa.
Soldiers posted at the border are showing enthusiasm to
visit the health check-up camps. "I came to know that
a medical camp is being set up at the border and travellers
are being screened for swine flu symptoms. I also came
for the check up to ensure about my health condition,"
Omkar Singh, a Soldier, SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal). Doctors
at the border hospitals are on high alert and taking required
precautions to prevent spread of swine flu. "As our district
is near the Nepal border, a lot of foreign tourists come
here. We are taking precautions, checking them and we
have opened special ward for swine flu patients," said
B.R.Ram, Senior Consultant District Hospital Siddharthnagar.
India recorded its first H1N1 case in Hyderabad in May
and since then the virus has spread different parts of
the country. The H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu,
emerged in April in the United States and Mexico, and
has spread internationally. The World Health Organisation
(WHO) has termed H1N1 swine flu as 'unstoppable' because
many countries are not keeping a track and precise count
of the virus cases.