State readies for action after Kerala Nipah virus scare

11 Jun 2019 06:09 PM

The scare about the Nipah virus is in the air with neighbouring Kerala under the scanner. Government says it has still not entered Goa and Goans should not panic.

The chief minister has asked for a report and the Health minister says that all precautions are being taken. Here are the details.

Fear was triggered among the Goans, after one person was hospitalized after he was found infected with Nipah virus in Kerala.

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane said State government is strictly following clear cut protocol of Central government on Nipah virus. And one special ward will be arranged in GMC if someone is found suffering from Nipah virus symptoms.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said he has asked for the report on Nipah virus.

18 people were killed after Nipah Virus outbreak hit Kerela last year. This year some more persons were found with symptoms of the virus. One person was hospitalised while other suspects were tested negative.

The authorities has started tracing and quarantining those who could have come into contact with patient. Government implemented standard protocols, set up fever clinics and created awareness.

Reporter: Bureau | Desk: Sameep Narvekar | Editing: Nitin Josalkar

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