Two air passengers sent for swine flu test
Two Indian nationals were taken to hospital straight from the NSC Bose International Hospital in Kolkata for a check up of suspected swine flu after they landed here from Bangkok on Saturday.
The passengers, Ramen Banerjee (47) and Krishna Shaw (23), were admitted to the Infectious Disease (ID) Hospital after symptoms of swine flu was found on them at the medical screening unit of the airport, Additional General Manager (Medical) Dr Sujit Bakshi said.
Banerjee and Shaw, residents of Rajarhat and Ichhapur localities respectively in North 24 Parganas district, suffered from fever and cold, Bakshi said.
The two were hospitalised a day after another Indian national, who had been admitted to the same hospital on May 20 for the same reason, was discharged.
The discharged person, Shyamal Sarkar was taken to ID Hospital for suspected swine flu and kept in isolation after arriving from Dubai with fever.
His blood sample was sent for testing but he was released on Friday after the sample tested negative.