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Monkeypox outbreak: Delhi govt directs 3 private hospitals to create isolation rooms for infections

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In view of rising cases for Monkeypox Delhi govt has taken big move towards it. A directive has been issued by the Medical Superintendent Nursing Home of Delhi Government for three private hospitals in the capital in view of Monkeypox. According to the order issued by the Delhi government for these three private hospitals, at least 10-10 isolation rooms were directed to be made m for the cases of Monkeypox. Out of which 5 isolation rooms are for suspected cases of monkeypox and 5 confirmed cases.

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The hospitals to which the Delhi government has issued instructions include Kailash Deepak Hospital (Vikas Marg Extension) in East Delhi, MD City Hospital (Model Town) in North Delhi and Batra Hospital and Research Center (Tughlakabad Industrial Area) in South Delhi. The government has a clear order that these three hospitals should have 10 isolation rooms for monkeypox cases.

Third case of monkeypox came in Delhi today
A 35-year-old foreign national of African origin has been found infected with monkeypox in Delhi today. He had not traveled abroad recently, this is the eighth case of monkeypox in the country and the third in Delhi. According to sources, the patient was admitted to Delhi Government’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital on Monday. The first patient of monkeypox was discharged from the hospital on Monday night.

Eight cases of monkeypox have been reported so far in India and a national task force has been set up to monitor the development of diagnostics and vaccines, Health Minister Mansukh Madaviya said in Rajya Sabha today.

“Till date eight cases of the disease have been detected in India, out of which five have foreign travel history,” Mandaviya said.

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India reported the first case of Monkeypox virus on July 14 from Kerala.

To call, the Centre had earlier laid down the guidelines to all states, and not just for international airports, on surveillance mechanism and contact tracing, how to collect samples from suspected cases and sending it to recognised laboratories for testing.

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