Two days after Olympian Sudha Singh was found to be suffering from Swine Flu, another Indian athlete OP Jaisha, has now been diagnosed with same.
File Photo of Sudha Singh and OP Jaisha. India.com
She on August 26 was hospitalised in Bengaluru after she too tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
According to Sports Authority of India (SAI), Jaisha has been hospitalised at Bannerghatta’s Fortis Hospital and is now undergoing treatment.
File Photo of OP Jaisha. Free Press Journal
According to SAI officials, it proved to be an “arduous task” to convince Jaisha to get her blood samples tested and took the state officials a lot of effort to convince her.
But instead of heading straight to her native state Kerala, Jaisha stayed back in Bengaluru and was not physically available to SAI health officials until August 25.
Before the commencement of the Rio Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had issued a detailed advisory to all the athletes and support staff in view of the Zika virus scare in Brazil.
They had even made athletes aware that Zika is a mosquito-borne virus which can cause crippling birth defects and adversely affects person’s neurological system.