Delhi reports 4th monkeypox case as 31-year-old Nigerian woman tests positive; India

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New Delhi: Delhi on Wednesday reported 4th Monkeypox case after a 31-year-old Nigerian woman tested positive for the virus. India has so far registered 9 Monkeypox cases, of which 5 are from Kerala with a history of international travel and four from Delhi with no recent travel history.Also Read – Heavy Rains Lash Delhi, Traffic Snarls And Waterlogging Reported In Several Areas; Travel Advisory Issued

Earlier, in the wake of an increase in the number of Monkeypox cases in the country, Delhi Government had issued the official statement on the preparation of isolation rooms in government and private hospitals. Also Read – Kerala Rains: IMD Issues Red Alert In 10 Districts, CM Vijayan Asks People To Be ‘Very Careful’

The 20 isolation rooms at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, while 10 isolation rooms have been set up in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB) hospital and 10 at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital. Also Read – Thriving Nightlife, Amazing Food: Mumbai, Delhi Listed Among 53 Best Cities In World | Full List

Notably, the Delhi government has also directed private hospitals to create isolation rooms for patients of Monkeypox cases. These three hospitals are Kailash Deepak hospital, East Delhi; MD City Hospital, North Delhi and Batra Hospital and Research Centre, Tughlakabad in South Delhi.

Centre on Monkeypox:

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has urged the citizens not to panic and said that an awareness campaign is being run in collaboration with the state governments to prevent the spread of the infection.

Speaking in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament, the Union Minister said, “There is no need to be afraid of Monkeypox, an awareness campaign is being run in collaboration with the state governments: Public awareness is very necessary in the context of Monkeypox. We have also formed a task force under the chairmanship of a member of NITI Aayog on behalf of the Government of India.”

“On the basis of the observations of the task force, we will assess and study the further action to be taken. If the state government of Kerala needs any kind of help from the Central government, it will be given. Also, an expert team of the Central government is guiding the state government from time to time,” he said.

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