Travelers from all over the world with symptoms of monkeypox will be sent from Delhi airport to LNJP hospital: Sources – Bharat Times Hindi News

Picture Supply: PTI In the first reported case of monkeypox in Delhi, a 34-year-old man from West Delhi was found infected. He is presently in LNJP hospital and it may take at least a week to fully recover.

monkeypoxPassengers from across the world arriving in Delhi with symptoms of monkeypox such as high fever and back pain will be sent from the airport to LNJP Hospital, sources said on Monday.

He said that this decision was taken in a review meeting chaired by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi VK Saxena on Monday.

The Delhi government on Monday asked the district authorities and concerned officials to follow the Centre’s guidelines on management of infection, which also said that the referral system for airport/port accredited link hospitals should be established or strengthened. .

Sources said that these passengers with symptoms like high fever, back pain and joint pain at IGI Airport will be sent to the isolation ward of LNJP Hospital, which has a 20-member special team to take care of such patients.

He said that the samples of suspected patients would be sent to the Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune, while the district administration would quarantine the family members and do contact tracing of such suspected patients.

“Reviewed the status of monkeypox in Delhi with CS, Secretary Health, DGHS and others. Medical companies were exposed to preparedness when it comes to hospital infrastructure, tracing, testing, surveillance and scientific administration. Suggested the officials to ensure all preventive measures. I appeal to the people not to panic and follow all prescribed prevention and treatment protocols,” Saxena said in a series of tweets.

In the first reported case of monkeypox in Delhi, a 34-year-old man from West Delhi was found infected. He is presently in LNJP hospital and it may take at least a week to fully recover.

Sources said that airport health teams are currently screening patients with suspected COVID-19 symptoms and the two infections have some similar symptoms, adding that no option has been taken but to increase surveillance at the airport.

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