Pune,24th May 2022: As many countries are recording the Monkeypox virus spread in the world, India also is on alert. The Centre and Maharashtra state government issued directions to keep watch on the virus infection. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration is also on alert and instructed the Naidu hospital to keep a close watch on suspected cases in the Pune district.
So far, 92 cases from 11 countries are reported with Monkeypox virus infection. Monkeypox passes from infected animals to humans and cases are rapidly increasing in Europe, and North America. The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned about the virus spreading to other countries also. In India, no case has been found with the virus infection as of now, but the authorities are taking precautions.
It is being appealed that people who have travelled to virus affected countries in the last 21 days and are having health issues like fever and pox on the skin should immediately consult with the doctors. They should be immediately quarantined, and blood samples should be sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for testing.
Naidu Hospital is a municipal health centre treating patients with infectious diseases. All patients from swine flu to Coronavirus were first quarantined here. There is also an isolation room. The hospital administration has been informed about the Monkeypox. If such patients are found, they will be treated at Naidu Hospital. The same facility is available there, said Dr Sanjeev Wavre, Assistant Infectious Diseases Officer, PMC.