Corporate Gurgaon takes precautions against swine flu

  • Snehil Sinha, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Mar 04, 2015 10:11 IST

As cases of swine flu flare up in the city, several corporate offices and public places have taken initiatives to control the spread of the disease.

Security guards and other staff members can be seen using face masks, hand sanitizers have been installed in malls and other public places. Informative posters have been put up corporate houses have been conducting awareness drives. Many offices have circulated information related to prevention and cure of swine flu through their online internal communication portals.

“We have put up posters especially in common areas where it is easily available to all employees. Also, hand sanitizers have been kept near access control machines since everybody uses them,” said Shruti Tandon, senior manager (HR), Nagarro Software.

Many corporate offices in Gurgaon have also conducted fumigation drives on weekends to keep their premises sanitized. Door knobs, telephones and other equipment used by employees are cleaned regularly with antiseptic solution.

“Many of fices are also facilitating vaccination drives through hospitals for employees, who wish to choose it. Besides, offices also ask people to take leave if they report sick or with flu-like symptoms,” said Sameer Saxena, co-founder of facilities management zone, North India.

At public places such as shopping malls and Cyberhub, staf f members, including guards and sanitation workers have been made to wear protective face masks to prevent infection.

Meanwhile, three more positive cases have been reported in Gurgaon on Tuesday, taking the total number to 29. All three patients were received at Artemis hospital. The patients included a 32-year-old male from Sushant Lok 1, a 54-year-old female from Sector 46 and a 28-year-old male from DLF phase-5 who was also admitted.

All patients have been administered Tamiflu and have been put in the isolation ward. On Monday, health officials said that cases are expected to increase after the rain and drop in temperature over the last weekend.

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