Samples of three UT administration employees test negative for bird flu

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 22, 2014 22:15 IST

The samples of three UT administration employees, who had experienced the symptoms of bird flu after culling the geese suffering from avian influenza, had tested negative for the disease on Monday. Earlier, the UT health department had sent their samples to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, New Delhi.

Two more samples are being tested and the results are expected on Tuesday.

On Monday, the UT administration decided that it would send a status report on a daily basis to the central government.

The decision was taken in a meeting held between health officials from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.

Doctors from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and doctors from other hospitals in Chandigarh and neighbouring states participated in the meeting.

The officials decided that a stock check of medicines and test kits would be conducted every day and a central team comprising of a microbiologist, two public health experts and a technician, would be stationed in the city for a couple of days.

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