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Director NCDC Visits RML Hospital Delhi In The Wake Of Corona Virus Outbreak

Corona Virus Outbreak

As a matter of grave concern, the experts from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) visited Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital to inspect the preparedness of against Novel Corona Virus outbreak in Wuhan city, China. Dedicated isolation wards in RML hospital has been kept for the treatment of suspected Novel Coronavirus cases.

“A team led by Dr Sujeet Singh who is director of NCDC visited Dr RML hospital to review preparedness for management of nCoV2019. They inspected the isolation wards, reviewed biohazard disposals protocols, assessed availability of PPE marks,” the Union Health Ministry tweeted.

A latest article published in Lancet Journal has described nCoV2019 as: “A recent cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, was caused by a novel betacoronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus can cause severe respiratory illness similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) that was associated with ICU admission and high mortality.”

As many as 2794 confirmed cases of  Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been reported globally, said Johns Hopkins Centre which has framed an online dashboard for tracking the worldwide spread of the coronavirus outbreak that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

“The Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan on Monday reviewed preparedness of ministries/ departments and states regarding nCoV2019 through video conference with Ajay Bhalla, Home Secretary, Chief Secretaries and DGP of 5 states neighbouring with Nepal, health secretaries of other states,” health ministry tweeted.

Read also: RML Hospital In Delhi Sets up First Corona Virus Isolation Ward

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