In the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) epidemic, the World Health Organisation has declared international public-health emergency. Although no case of Coronavirus has been found in Madhya Pradesh, an alert has been issued in the state as per the advice of WHO. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath and Public Family Welfare Health Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat have appealed to the people of the state to take precautions for prevention from Coronavirus.
State-level call centre 104 set up
All concerned, including the Health Department, have been instructed to take all necessary measures regarding its prevention and precautions immediately. Call centre 104 has been set up at the state level for notice/ information related to Coronavirus disease. The call centre has 30 operators and all have undergone training.
Screening arrangement at airport
Arrangements have been made at the airport for the screening of passengers coming from China in the state. Self-declarations are also being taken from the passengers arriving by international aircraft at the air port. Passengers coming from China are being monitored on the information of the Foreign Ministry.
Isolation wards in each district hospital
Two to six-bedded beds have been set up in each district hospital in the state and 10-bedded isolation wards in all medical colleges. Services of private hospitals will also be availed for tertiary care. State-level nodal officers have been appointed at AIIMS and Medical Colleges. Cleanliness campaign is being conducted in hospitals. Training has been given to District Surveillance Officer and District Epidemiologist.
Identification of travelers from China and affected countries
Action is being taken in coordination with the hotel association and Tourism department to identify travelers from China and affected countries in the state. Passengers staying in the hotel are also being identified. Foreign tourists are being investigated near Sanchi Stupa. Arrangements for masks etc. are being made through the Chemist Association.
145 people in home isolation
Instructions have been issued for isolation and health check up of passengers coming from China and other infected countries at their home. In the state, 151 such people have been identified, out of which 145 people are in home isolation. Thirteen suspected patients have been admitted to the hospitals, out of them 2 patients are admitted in Bhopal AIIMS and Vidisha district hospitals. The samples of all these patients were sent to Pune lab, whose test report has also come negative.
37558 positive cases in 25 countries
So far, a total of 37 thousand 558 positive cases have been found in 25 countries of the world, mainly China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, South Korea, Germany, Malaysia, USA and Hong Kong etc. Of these, 813 people have died. In China, 37 thousand 251 cases have been found positive, in which 812 people have died. In India, so far 3 patients have been found in the state of Kerala.