Due to the rising number of victims of Coronavirus has forced china to confine its millions in a massive multi-city lockdown. Although even after so many efforts from China, it reached Nepal last Friday creating a sense of chaos in India. Not only that, a total of eleven people are under observation in Mumbai, Kerala and Hyderabad. While no one in New Delhi have tested positive yet, all top hospital have started bracing to face it.
The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson tweeted on Sunday that,
We are on the job!
EAM @DrSJaishankar is closely monitoring the stituation. @EOIBeijing is in close touch with Indian citizens, including university students, in Wuhan & elsewhere in Hubei Province in China.
Situation in New Delhi Hospital’s
Doctors in New Delhi have accepted the fact that there is no treatment or vaccine available yet. But, Dr. Jugal Kishore, Head of Department, Community Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital has said,
The Indian government is keeping a close watch on the scenario like it was done in cases of Zika and Ebola viruses. We were able to control them so we have the potential to manage the situation now.
He further added that there is no need to panic as the mortality rate of Coronavirus in New Delhi is less than that in other deadly viruses. However, precaution needs to be taken. Since its a new virus and we don’t know how it will behave in India.
Furthermore, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has also set up an isolation ward for coronavirus in New Delhi and kept beds ready for treatment to any suspected case. Hospital management has mentioned that they are more than capable to take care of any of the situations.
Scenario At New Delhi Airport
According to an official, around 1200 passengers coming from China are undergoing thermal scanning.
“We have been monitoring passengers coming from China through CCTVs and additional video cameras. Apart from the flyers coming from China, other passengers are also asked to go for a medical checkup,” said an official.
Other passengers are undergoing checkups only if they are feeling unhealthy.
How The Indian Government Is Reacting
Indian central government has shown great awareness in the case of Coronavirus. Right after the first case in Nepal, Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan came into action. She has written an advisory to all state and Union territories to keep their guard up towards this virus.
Not just that, a health ministry official even mentioned that the National Institute of Virology, Pune is all set to test samples of the virus.
The central government has also asked medical store organisations to maintain adequate stocks of personal protection equipment.
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