PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry government on Wednesday said it was fully geared up to tackle Nipah in the wake of a person from neighbouring Tamil Nadu being admitted here with symptoms of the virus.
The health officials said that a 50-year-old man hailing from Cuddalore district has been admitted to state-run JIPMER with symptoms of fever and encephalitis.
As per the report, he had recently returned to his native from Guruvayoor in Kerala, where a case of Nipah has been reported.
On Tuesday, an emergency review meeting was held by the 'Integrated Disease Surveillance Project' (IDSP).
According to the official report, the fluids collected from the patient had been sent to the Virology Research Institute in Pune and the test report was awaited.
Isolation wards have been set up in the Government Hospital for Chest Diseases, with the help of the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Research Institute.
The government and private hospitals have been asked to notify the cases of Acute Encephalitis syndrome cases to the IDSP.
Director of Health and Family Welfare Services of Puducherry K V Raman has said, arrangements have been made to identify sick travellers from high-risk areas of Kerala including, Thirussur, Kollam and Idukki districts.
Volunteers have been deployed to span out to the bus terminals and railway station.
With inputs from PTI