The fifth incidence of monkeypox was confirmed in a statement by the Delhi government on Saturday.
“As of now, five confirmed cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Delhi; one has recovered and been discharged,” the Delhi government said in a statement. “The Monkeypox situation is being continuously monitored in Delhi. There is no need to panic,” the statement added.
Three government and three private hospitals with isolation rooms have been properly prepared in the framework of the Delhi government’s readiness and procedures. Lok Nayak Hospital has reserved the maximum amount of rooms. Six hospitals would be referred and quarantined for treatment of suspicious patients.
“Guidelines for the management of monkeypox (on disease transmission, surveillance and case definitions; diagnosis and case management; infection prevention and control; and personal protective equipment) have been shared with all Govt/ Pvt hospitals,” stated the government of Delhi.
“District Surveillance Units (DSUs) are in place for surveillance including contact tracing and follow up, and have been sensitized as per the Govt. of India guidelines,” it further explained.
“The training has been provided to all designated hospitals on Monkeypox and reviews meetings on preparedness for monkeypox have been held at various levels under the chairmanships of higher authorities,” the statement read
“GNCT of Delhi is maintaining a close watch over the evolving situation,” it stated.