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N-E security forces on swine flu alert

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 19, 2009

Shillong, Aug 18 (PTI) Be it malaria or HIV/AIDS, the syndromes of virus and parasites have kept haunting the security forces, particularly those serving in the remote and hostile terrains of the North East.

And now, the scare of swine flu has crept into the defence establishments as well after a CRPF jawan and an army soldier in Mizoram and a jawan in Assam tested positive.

Defence sources said all the security forces were put on alert to prevent its personnel from being affected by the H1N1 virus even as special monitoring were done for those personnel returning from holidays.

An orientation programme was organized for the IAF personnel and their families at the Eastern Air Command headquarters here.

Besides, the preliminary examination facilities and medicines have been put in place at the IAF Hospital at Jorhat in Assam, Defence spokesman Wing Commander Ranjeev Sahoo told PTI.


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