Three senior doctors and an intern working at Lok Nayak
Hospital have been diagnosed positive for swine flu.
Dr Sidharth Ramji, the medical superintendent, said that all
of them are in stable condition and have been put on Tamiflu.
"There is nothing to worry about. Swine flu is like any other viral
infection and patients do not need to be isolated. Our hospital doctors are in
fact recovering at home and did not even require admission," he said.
Delhi has recorded 318 confirmed cases of swine flu this year, including 33 new
cases reported on Wednesday. Dr. S K Sharma, the director of health services,
Delhi government, said that a meeting of the expert committee on swine flu in
Delhi has been called on Thursday to assess the present situation and prepare
to deal with the rush of patients.
Swine flu was at its most virulent form when it initially
spread in 2009. Till May 2010, about 1,035 people had died of the disease in
India and more than 10,000 were infected. Swine flu, like other viruses,
proliferates the most during winter and people should be cautious about any
symptoms, which are prolonged cough, fever and chest infection, among others.
"Incidence of swine flu is likely to reduce soon with
temperatures rising," Dr. Sharma added.