The news is that former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly’s niece had tested positive for swine flu.
She was admitted to the isolation ward of a M.R. Bangur Hospital in Kolkata on Monday.
Confirming the development, Tapas Sen, the state’s nodal officer for swine flu, said: “Sneha Ganguly, the 11-year-old daughter of Sourav’s elder brother Snehashis Ganguly, tested positive (for swine flu) today (Monday).”
Sneha, a class V student, studies in La Martinere for Girls.
It is learnt that Sneha’s health condition is stable and she is under medical supervision.
Apart from this, seven fresh swine flu cases were reported from West Bengal, raising the total number of affected persons in the state to 47.
Moreover, the condition of Akash Chowdhury, who was admitted to RG Kar Hospital last Wednesday still remained critical.
The state education department had already issued guidelines to the district authorities about the crucial steps required to be taken to fight out the infection among school children.