Nipah survivor leaves hospital, Health minister declares Ernakulam Nipah-free
Kochi: Kerala has successfully controlled the outbreak of Nipah virus in its second wave in Kerala. The youth from Paravur who was diagnosed with Nipah fever has fully recovered from the disease and left the hospital on Tuesday. He was under treatment at Aster Medcity here.
In connection with Nipah survivor’s discharge from the hospital, Health Minister KK Shailja officially declared Ernakulam district as Nipah-free at a ceremony in Aster Medcity.
District collector S Suhas and Aster Medcity chairman Dr Azad Moopen also attended the event.
“It is a successful culmination of the joint operation of government and private sector. Nipah outbreak was reported in Kerala for the second time. But the preventive measures were successful with the support of government mechanism and cooperation of private sector. People around the globe have been appreciating Kerala’s health system after controlling Nipah outbreak,” pointed out the health minister.
The Minister honoured the doctors, staff, former district collector Mohammad Y Safeerulla, health department officials and other officials.
Addressing the event, health minister informed that cases of contagious diseases are decreasing in Kerala following the ‘Prathidinam Prathirodham’.
“100 lifesaving ambulances will start service from first week of August. 315 ambulances will be at service from October. Trauma care will be started in government medical colleges in AIIMS model. Government also started action to establish biosafety level 3 labs in the state. Fist lab will start operation at Thiruvananthapuram,” said the minister.