No need to panic on Nipah, assures IMA
Thiruvananthapuram: In the wake of Nipah outbreak in Kerala, Indian Medical Association informed the public that there is no need to panic and assured that the virus will not spread as the situation is under control. Meanwhile, the IMA doctors pointed out the need to take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus from the affected.
“Nipah outbreak is reported in Kerala for the second time. So there are less chances for the virus outbreak to more places. But precautionary measures are mandatory,” examined IMA.
As the virus is spread from bats, public is directed to avoid consuming fruits bitten by bats. People are also asked to avoid situations in which they are exposed to virus affected people. As the disease is spread from man to man, the affected should be kept under strict observation.
At the same time, IMA noted that there is no need to wear masks at public places and skip public functions. The doctors have alerted to avoid such behaviour.
A total of 30,000 doctors in Kerala are informed on the most modern treatment of the disease. All medical staff are alerted on the precautionary steps related to hygiene while treating the affected.
IMA state president Dr M E Sugathan and secretary Dr Sulfi Noohu informed that the IMA will carry out an awareness campaign for the public regarding the Nipah outbreak. The association will carry out free distribution of N95 masks to private hospitals which reports of its shortage.