New Delhi . The cases of monkeypox are increasing rapidly in the country. The central government has constituted a task force to monitor the cases of monkeypox. The task force team will be headed by Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog. Its other members will include secretaries from the Union Ministry of Health, Pharma and Biotech.
It is noteworthy that monkeypox is slowly spreading its foot in India. Recently, symptoms of this dangerous disease were found in an eight-year-old child in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. After this his sample was sent for examination. The Indian government is in full alert mode regarding monkeypox. Surveillance has been intensified at airports and ports regarding this disease. Recently, a case of monkeypox was reported in the national capital Delhi. After this he was admitted to LNJP Hospital. In total, five cases of monkeypox have been reported in India so far in Kerala and Delhi.
It is noteworthy that a 22-year-old man died allegedly due to monkeypox at a private hospital in Thrissur in Kerala. Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Sunday said the cause of death will be probed by the 22-year-old, who had recently returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She had died a day earlier, allegedly due to monkeypox. The Health Minister said that the report of his samples has not come yet. He said that the patient was young and did not have any other disease or any other health related problem. However, the health department is ascertaining the cause of his death.
It is noteworthy that the first infection of monkeypox was found in India on July 13 from Kerala. The 35-year-old patient, a resident of Kollam city in Kerala, tested positive for monkeypox on July 14 after returning from the UAE. He was admitted to the hospital soon after. George said that all the samples of the patient were tested twice. The report of both the samples has come negative. At the same time, the patient is also physically and mentally healthy. Skin spots have completely healed. He will be discharged today.