BENGALURU: The Sports Authority of India’s fears came true when marathon runner OP Jaisha, who left the campus as soon as she landed from Rio last week, tested positive for H1N1 on Thursday.
“OP Jaisha has tested positive for H1N1 and has been admitted to Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta road, following a recommendation made by Dr Sunanda (district surveillance officer of the state health and family welfare department). Her reports came from NIMHANS today and she has already been put on antiviral drugs. She will be provided all support from our side till she gets completely well,” Dr Harshvardhan, Karnataka surveillance officer, told.
While Sudha, who complained of fever and bodyache, was the first to test positive for H1N1 after she was admitted to a hospital hours after she had landed in the city, Jaisha was keen on going back to her home town in Kerala for Ayurvedic treatment. She left SAI soon after but did not return to Kerala. She was staying at her friend’s house close to the campus, it is learnt.