New Delhi: The Centre ordered the ports and airports to make sure a strict health screening of all international passengers on Monday. This is aimed at curbing the spread of monkeypox after India reported its second case from Kerala.
The airport and port health officers and regional directors from regional offices of Health & Family Welfare attended the meeting, the government was quoted as saying in a statement by NDTV.
“They were advised to ensure strict health screening of all arriving international travellers which can minimize the risk of importation of monkeypox cases into the country. They were advised and re-oriented in clinical presentation of monkeypox disease as per MoHFW’s ‘Guidelines for Management of Monkeypox Disease’,” said the statement.