KORAPUT: A two-year-old girl and a 35-year-old woman have been found H1N1 positive in Koraput district.The girl Sriha Turuk of Koladiguda village was admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) on August 9 for fever and her blood samples were sent to Manipal Medical College. As her health condition improved, she was discharged on Friday. Her swab samples, the test report of which arrived on Saturday, were found positive for H1N1. A mobile health team has been sent to her village for treating her, health officials said.
Similarly, Manik Khosla (35) of Bhejiguda village under Dasmanthpur block was admitted to the DHH with high fever on August 8. Her swab sample was also sent to the Manipal Medical College and they came out positive. She has been shifted to the isolation ward in the DHH. As her husband Goura Chandra Khosla is also suffering from high fever, his swab sample has been sent for tests.
Contacted, Additional District Medical Officer Arun Padhi said they do not have preventive vaccines for health staff of DHH who are directly dealing with the patients. “As the vaccines are not available in government hospitals, we are trying to procure them privately,” Padhi said.He urged people not to worry and visit the nearest health centre or hospital if they are suffering from high fever, cough and cold.