In view of the increasing number of patients infected with monkeypox across the world, UP has also geared up for its rescue. A committee constituted under the chairmanship of Dr. RK Dhiman, Director, Sanjay Gandhi PGI, will decide the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The Kovid Task Force was also constituted under his chairmanship.This task force will also work to protect against monkeypox. In the country, the work of preparing a new guideline has been intensified after the death of a person due to monkeypox in Kerala and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency in the past.
10-10 beds in hospitals have been reserved for monkeypox patients. A total of 2,150 beds have been arranged. The medical team will monitor the people coming in contact with the patients for 21 days. Arrangements have been made to send samples to KGMU for testing. 80 thousand monitoring committees have also been alerted. People coming from abroad and other states are being monitored.
Monkeypox virus is a rare viral infection similar to human smallpox. In 1958 it was first found in monkeys kept for research. The first case of this virus has been reported in 1970. The disease mainly occurs in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa.
Monkeypox virus spreads from person to person. In such a situation, people should avoid physical contact. If an infected person or a person has symptoms of pancypox, he should immediately contact the doctor. The infected person should keep himself isolated till the treatment is completed. The monkeypox virus enters the body through the skin, eyes, nose or mouth.It can also be transmitted by the bite of an infected animal, or by touching its blood, body fluids, or fur.