After SAP, swine flu hits Supreme Court; 5 Judges under treatment
25 February 2020
The cases of swine flu incidence reported at the Bangalore office of German software firm SAP, has now also been reported from the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi with five judges of the apex court being treated for Swine Flu, which is caused by the H1N1 virus.
All the judges were provided treatment as per the protocol. Prophylactic treatment was also given to all who have come in contact with them, including their family members.
All five judges were kept in home isolation. Of these, three Judges have already resumed their duty and two continue to be under home isolation/observation and are recovering.
A statement issued by the ministry of health and family welfare said immediate preventive measures were undertaken in order to curb the situation in the apex court.
The First Aid Post (FAP) of CGHS was strengthened at the Supreme Court premises.
The court rooms and residences are being sanitised.
Awareness regarding preventive measures was disseminated to all concerned.
A H1N1 sensitisation workshop for lawyers and other staff members will also be conducted by the health ministry at the Bar Council of India office tomorrow, ie, 26 February 2020.
Although, H1N1 is a seasonal infection, which usually occurs every year with two peaks (one in January to March and the other between July and September), heath authorities have requested all to take the preventive measures such as covering nose and mouth with a tissue/handkerchief while coughing or sneezing; washing hands often with soap and water; avoiding touching of eyes, nose or mouth; staying away from crowded places in case of cough/cold; drinking plenty of water; and sleeping well. In case of any symptoms, people have been asked to contact the nearest public health facility immediately.