Ranchi. Just as people were recovering from the corona epidemic, now monkeypox has knocked. In view of the way cases are increasing all over the world, the government in the country has also come into alert mode. After Kerala, Delhi, Telangana and Bihar in many states of the country, a suspected patient of monkeypox has also been found in Garhwa of Jharkhand. An eleven-year-old girl in Tandwa locality of Garhwa city has been admitted to the local Sadar Hospital for treatment after her symptoms were found. He is being treated in the isolation ward of the hospital’s Non-Communicable Disease Center.
The Health Department is preparing to send the child’s sample to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for examination. The State Health Department has alerted the Deputy Commissioners and Civil Surgeons of all the districts after finding a suspected patient of monkeypox.
Arun Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Government of Jharkhand has said that symptoms like fever and blisters have been found in the girl. Right now he is not considered a patient of monkeypox, but due to similar symptoms, his sample will be sent to Pune for examination. Preliminary examination of the sample will also be done at RIMS located in Ranchi. Dr. Santosh Kumar Mishra, District Epidemic Control Officer, Garhwa said that the surveillance team of the department is keeping an eye on the girl with suspicious symptoms.
The health department is monitoring the baby. He has no travel history. It can also be a rain disease. But until the report comes, it will not be right to say anything for sure.