Nipah: Central team in Kochi, control room opened in Delhi


KOCHI: A central team has reached Kerala for more expert help at a time when Nipah virus has been confirmed in the state. A six-member team of expert doctors from AIIMS reached Kochi Tuesday morning. The central team will discuss the present situation with officials of the health department and take further steps.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had ensured all help to the state in the wake of the presence of the virus. He held talks with the health minister of the state and evaluated things after convening a meet with many including union health secretary.

Control rooms under the leadership of union health ministry have been opened in Delhi after the virus was confirmed in the state. Control room number in Delhi is 01123978046.