Noida District hospital shifts attention from Covid to Monkeypox
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Noida District hospital shifts attention from Covid to Monkeypox

An isolation ward consisting of ten beds is prepared in Noida District Hospital for Monkeypox

Noida District hospital shifts attention from Covid to Monkeypox

Delhi reported its first case of monkeypox on June 24, 2022. The patient was admitted to Lok Naryan hospital and is currently undergoing treatment.
As the cases of Monkeypox increase in India and globally, there is a sense of fear among residents all over Delhi NCR as they begin preparations to deal with Monkeypox.

In preparation for the recently declared global health emergency, the district hospital in sector-39 that was first a Covid ward has been converted to an isolation ward with 10 beds for Monkeypox.

The residents of Noida got alarmed after a suspected case of Monkeypox surfaced. However, the residents of GB Nagar have heaved a sigh of relief as a 47-year-old woman suffering from rashes and fever,  from Greater Noida West, has tested negative for monkeypox. She went to the district hospital for examination of monkeypox on July 27, 2022, and the reports sent to a lab in Lucknow came negative although she was advised to observe home isolation.

To know more about Monkeypox, its causes and prevention, and preparations, CitySpidey talked with a few health experts from the district Hospital.

Dr Amit Kumar, District Public Health expert, GB Nagar, says, "Any person who has travelled to an affected country in the previous 21 days, has an unexplained acute rash along with one or more of the signs or symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, fever, intense headache, body aches, profound weakness, should get examined and observe isolation."

He adds, "At first, we try to know the cause behind the illness, whether it's travel history or due to something else. And the proper isolation ward is prepared in the district hospital."

Dr GK Mishra, another doctor from the hospital says, "Residents need not worry much. All the cases that came on 27 July have tested negative. Moreover, doctors are on the ground and the staff is alert. The ward is already prepared with all facilities."