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Four confirmed cases of Monkeypox in India till date: Minister

'No death due to the disease has been reported in country'
Four confirmed cases of Monkeypox disease in India
Four confirmed cases of Monkeypox disease in India
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Our Bureau, PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 29.07.22, 06:01 PM

Four confirmed cases of Monkeypox disease three from Kerala and one from Delhi have been reported in the country as on July 27, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

No death due to Monkeypox disease has been reported in the country, Pawar said in a written reply.

There is an increasing trend in the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in certain states and UTs, since May 2022, he said.

According to the current guidelines for International arrivals issued on February 10, 2022, international travellers to India are required to either upload a negative RT-PCR test report or upload a COVID-19 vaccination completion certificate on Air Suvidha portal, Pawar said responding to a question.

A subsection (2 per cent of the total passengers in a flight) are required to undergo random testing on arrival in India.

The Union Health Ministry provides required technical support to all states and Union Territories and has stipulated to them public health actions.

The ministry also provides requisite support to the states and UTs to enhance preparedness and response capacities against COVID-19.

They have been allocated funds to meet any exigency due to resurgence of COVID cases in the country, he said.

The states have been granted such money through National Health Mission, State Disaster Response Funds (SDRF), Emergency COVID19 Response and Preparedness packages I and II and PM - Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, Pawar said in his reply.



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