International travelers with Monkeypox symptoms to be sent LNJP Hospital

International travelers arriving in Delhi with monkeypox symptoms such as high fever and back pain will be sent to the LNJP Hospital from the airport, report states.

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International travelers arriving in Delhi with monkeypox symptoms. Such as high fever and back pain will be sent to the LNJP Hospital from the airport, report states.

The decision was taken in a review meeting that was chaired by Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on Monday.

Furthermore, the Delhi government on Monday also asked district authorities. And officials concerned to comply with the Centre’s guidelines on management of the infection. The Guidelines reiterate that referral arrangements from airport/port to identified link hospital need to be established or strengthened.

After today’s decision, travelers experiencing symptoms like high fever, back pain and joint pain at the IGI Airport. Thus, will be sent to the isolation ward at LNJP Hospital. Which has formed a special 20-member team to deal with Monkeypox cases. Then, the samples of suspected patients will be sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune. While the district administration officials will quarantine the family members and carry out contact tracing.

Currently, in the first identified case of Monkeypox, a 34-year-old person from west Delhi was found infected. He is admitted and quarantined in LNJP Hospital and will take at least a week to fully recover.

The airport health teams currently screen patients with suspected Covid-19 symptoms considering both the viruses share quite a few similar symptoms.

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