Odisha govt high level meeting over “Monkeypox threat” today


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is all set to hold a high-level meeting on Saturday to chalk out strategies to contain any possible outbreak of Monkeypox virus in the State amid reports of detection of the viral disease in some other states of India

.The high-level meeting will be chaired by Health Minister Naba Das at 4 pm today. Top health officials from the State including Health Secretary Nikunja Dhal, Health Director Bijay Mohapatra, Public Health chief Niranjan Mishra, Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi and DMET chief will also be present.

On the other hand, Odisha government has laid stress on screening and testing of all suspected cases at points of entries (PoEs) like airports, and in the community.

The Health and Family Welfare department has asked all CDMOs, municipal commissioners and superintendents of medical colleges and hospitals to take steps for isolation of suspects and patients after detection besides focusing on continued monitoring and timely treatment.


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