Chandigarh

PGI’s preparedness for management of Monkeypox cases.

Due to recent issuance of Ministry advisory for preparedness of the healthcare institutes for management of Monkeypox cases, prima facie PGIMER has designated few beds in the Communicable ward of Nehru Hospital and ICU beds in Nehru hospital extension. Primarily, Monkeypox being a dermatological infestation, institute authorities have directed the Department of Dermatology to take the lead for examination and management of such suspected cases. Any patient suspected of having symptoms simulating Monkeypox will be directed to the dermatology wing of the institute for examination and required testing. The Department of Virology has been designated for sample processing and reporting of samples. Competent authorities have also stated that to minimise disease transmission, cases requiring active management will be admitted while stable patients will be advised for home isolation.

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