When doctors get swine flu

It seems that none is immune to H1N1 aka swine flu. Though we know this, but at times we find this
as an irony. Swine flu has made its presence well felt after the death of Rida Shaikh in Pune. Till 6th August Govt. of India estimates the number affected people to be 558.
To make matters more frightening a lady doctor from Sola civil hospital in Gujrat, who was on airport screening duty has got the flu inspite of the protecting measures that a screening personel takes. This part is of intrest. It indicates either the safety mask and other measures like hand washing, protective clothings might not have been adequate or they were not properly used. In either way it proves the high communicability of the disease. It also shows how vulnerable the people of healthcare can be when they are not accustomed to epidemics of such proportions where the margin of error is so less and the cost can be very high.The lady doctor has been in isolation since. Her blood samples were sent to National Centre for Disease control in Pune, Maharastra.
When we talk about quarantine and isolation, many people simply do not like the idea. But then it has to be done. For that reason the state of Maharastra has invoked the epidemic Act in Pune and Satara District of Maharastra. The Act enables the govt. to forcibly put the victims/patients under quarantine in government hospitals. So hoping for the best amidst the story of resistance among H1N1 strain, here I remain.

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