With the rising toll of swine flu deaths in the country each one is now concerned about his/her safety especially people in the most affected town like Pune, Mumbai etc.
Pune is barely 350 kms from Belgaum and there is heavy inflow of visitors from Pune into Belgaum on a daily basis. District administration has deployed medical teams at railway stations and bus stands in the city and in border areas to examine passengers arriving from Maharashtra. More than 500 people were scanned for the scary virus but not even a single case has been reported yet.
But the urgency and effective scanning is missing. The bus stand team worked just for an hour on Sunday afternoon. Only 15 passengers who came from Maharashtra were attended to. Trains from Pune arrive in Belgaum at 9.15 am, 1.25 pm and 12.45 am, but the team only examined passengers of morning train.
The KLE’s Prabhakar Kore hospital has already kept itself ready with a 9 bed isolated ward for Swine flu patients. It has also kept its team of doctors ready for an emergency.
All schools and colleges have been closed for 7 days in Pune and all malls and cinemas as well for 3 days, so what will the Punite do now, he should take rest in house as Doctors suggest.
The flow of visitors from Pune might increase due to this. The district administration must be geared up and cautious always to stop the virus at the border only.
Source: Express Buzz