Thorough screening at Indo-Pak border to check swine flu virus

June 9th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Attari (Punjab), June 9 (ANI): A team of specialists and physicians have been assigned by the government at Attari border railway station to screen and conduct health check-up of the passengers arriving from Pakistan.

“From Monday to Thursday the train arrives from Pakistan. We conduct proper medical check ups of the passengers especially the ones who come from the other side of the border. But till now we haven’t come across any case of Swine flu,” said Dr. Rakesh Kumar.

The decision was taken following several cases of swine flu (H1N1 virus) across the country.

Pakistani nationals who arrived by train appreciated this preventive measure taken by the Indian government.

“I have come to visit India from Pakistan. As soon as we reached Attari, my family and I had to undergo thorough medical check up conducted by the Indian Government and no virus was detected. I am thankful to the Indian government because such check ups and careful screening would help in avoiding the swine flu cases in future,” said Mohammad Haroon, a Pakistan national. (ANI)

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