Delhi reports its fifth monkeypox case

14 August, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Delhi government officially announced the sixth incidence of monkeypox on saturday.

Delhi government officially announced the fifth incidence of monkeypox on saturday.

Delhi government issued a statement stating, “As of now, five confirmed cases of monkeypox have been recorded in Delhi; one has recovered and been released. Monkeypox situation is being closely watched. There’s no reason to freak out.”

Three public and three private hospitals with isolation rooms have been completely prepared as part of the preparations and actions taken by the Delhi government. The Lok Nayak Hospital has reserved all available rooms. Six hospitals will receive the suspected individuals and separate them for treatment.

Delhi government claimed that all Govt./Private hospitals have received the guidelines for treating monkeypox, including information on disease transmission, surveillance, and case definitions, diagnosis, and case management, infection prevention and control, and personal protective equipment.

District Surveillance Units (DSUs) have been trained in accordance with Government of India norms and are in place for surveillance, including contact tracing and follow-up.

The statement added, “Monkeypox training has been given to all designated hospitals, and reviews meetings on readiness for monkeypox have been convened at different levels under the chairmanships of senior authorities.”

The statement further read, “GNCT of Delhi is closely monitoring the emerging scenario.”