23 C
Panjim
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Goa govt asks all the doctors to inform about suspected Nipah patients

Must read

Krikey launches agumented- reality based game ‘Yaatra’ with jio

Krikey, an Augmented Reality mobile gaming company has launched YAATRA, a new augmented reality game in India, with Jio. Jio also led the Series...

Free physiotherapy camp at SPARC Ponda 

Panaji: A free physiotherapy and diet camp  has been organised from December 5- 8 by Sportsotherapy Aqua Rehabilitation Clinic (SPARC) Medical Director Dr Ketan...

COVID-19: 117 new infections, three deaths 

  Panaji: Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 117 and reached 48,241 on Wednesday,  a health department official said. The death toll mounted to 693 as...

Govt works on mission to double income of farmers by 2022

Panaji: Goa government on Wednesday said that they have hit the mission mode to double the income of the farmers by the year 2022...
- Advertisement -

Porvorim:  Health Minister Vishwajit Rane today said that the circular would be issued to all the doctors asking them to report about any patient having symptoms of Nipah   virus.

Rane today notified a committee headed by state Health secretary and other department officers which would draw protocol, in case, the virus hits the tourist state.

“At present there is no reason to worry as there is not a single case about this virus in Goa. The centre has also not issued any alert except for a general advisory briefing about the origin and symptoms of Nipah virus,” he said.

The minister said that the circular would be issued to all the private and government doctors asking them to be vigilant about any patient suspected to be showing symptoms of Nipah.

He said that the doctors would be asked to send the samples of suspected patients to the State-run Goa Medical College and Hospital that would be sent for Pune-based National Institute of Virology for testing.

Rane said that the central government has asked the State that the clinicians should be advised to consider “all possibility of NiV infection in person with fever and altered sensorium seizures or respiratory illness requiring hospitalization and an appropriate travel to the affected or exposure history in last 21 days.”

“These cases should be urgently investigated to rule out the prevalent cause of acute Encephalitis before testing for Nipah virus disease,” said Rane quoting the advisory issued by the union health ministry.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

Krikey launches agumented- reality based game ‘Yaatra’ with jio

Krikey, an Augmented Reality mobile gaming company has launched YAATRA, a new augmented reality game in India, with Jio. Jio also led the Series...

Free physiotherapy camp at SPARC Ponda 

Panaji: A free physiotherapy and diet camp  has been organised from December 5- 8 by Sportsotherapy Aqua Rehabilitation Clinic (SPARC) Medical Director Dr Ketan...

COVID-19: 117 new infections, three deaths 

  Panaji: Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 117 and reached 48,241 on Wednesday,  a health department official said. The death toll mounted to 693 as...

Govt works on mission to double income of farmers by 2022

Panaji: Goa government on Wednesday said that they have hit the mission mode to double the income of the farmers by the year 2022...

CM Pramod Sawant trying to discredit Manohar Parrikar?: AAP 

Panaji: Taking a dig at Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stated that "the CM has turned into a 'compulsive...