Bhopal, Feb 11: Although no case of Coronavirus has been detected yet in Madhya Pradesh, an alert was sounded as per the World Health Organization’s advice and Chief Minister Kamal Nath appealed to people vis-a-vis exercising precautions.
A Call Centre 104 was set up at state level for notice/information related to the disease, arrangements are in place at the local airport for screening passengers from China, two to six-bedded isolation wards are existent in each district hospital and 10-bedded ones at all medical colleges, state-level nodal officers were appointed, a cleanliness campaign underway at infirmaries and arrangements for masks, etc are being made, an official release said.
Instructions were issued for isolation of passengers from infected countries. A total 151 such people were identified, of which 145 are in home isolation. Thirteen suspected cases have been hospitalised here and in Vidisha. Samples were sent to a Pune laboratory and test reports were negative. (UNI)