The Delhi airport will send international arrivals exhibiting symptoms of monkeypox to the isolation ward at LNJP Hospital. Amid strict health screening at ports and airports to check the spread of monkeypox, the Delhi airport will refer international arrivals exhibiting symptoms of the viral infection to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, PTI reported quoting sources.
The sources said passengers having symptoms like high fever, back pain and joint pain at Delhi’s IGI Airport will be sent to the isolation ward at LNJP Hospital, which has a special 20-member team to deal with such patients. The samples of suspected patients will be sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, while the district administration will quarantine the family members and carry out contact tracing of such suspected patients.
Fourth case of monkeypox had created a level of fear among Indians
A 34 year old man from Delhi testing positive for the virus that is spreading across the world . He had gone to Himachal Pradesh last month with friends and come back with fever. Also the WHO has declared monkeypox as a global emergency after 70 countries reported over 16,000 confirmed cases and five deaths. The virus has been reported in India with four confirmed cases so far.