Kochi: Four suspected Nipah patients, who were under observation in the isolation ward of the Ernakulam Government Medical College at Kalamassery, were discharged on Saturday. Health department officials said that the condition of the remaining seven persons in the isolation ward was satisfactory.
The department has so far identified 325 people who came into contact with the Nipah virus-affected person who is undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. His condition continued to be satisfactory.
Meanwhile, the central expert team headed by Dr Reema Sahay inspected the temporary lab facility to test Nipah virus presence, PCR, and disinfection activities. The medical teams that came from AIMS and NIMHANS also inspected the facilities at the isolation ward.
The zoonosis team headed by Dr Anukumar and Dr Sandeep that came from the National Institute of Virology, Pune, continued monitoring and inspection of bats at Thodupuzha while another team headed by Dr Arun Zacharia is doing the same at Vadakkekara.
The details regarding the 325 who came into contact with Nipah hit are under close monitoring. A team from NIV led by Dr Harisankar is also keeping a close watch on this. The health department officials also said that there was adequate stock of all sorts of medicines. District collector Muhammed Y Safirulla undertook a review of the present situation on Saturday evening.
Officials said that the training which was imparted at the block level as part of Nipah vigil will cover grama panchayats and municipalities.
The workers of Asha, Anganwadi, Kudumbasree and NREGPwill be trained from June 10. The labour department on Saturday inspected 12 migrant labour camps to ensure hygiene....