Centre rushes Medical experts team to Eluru following Vice President intervention
Centre rushes Medical experts team to Eluru following Vice President intervention

A three-member team of medical experts is to travel to Eluru in Andhra Pradesh after the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today spoke to Union Health Minister  Harsh Vardhan. In Eluru hundreds of People including children were hospitalised due to an undiagnosed illness in the past few days. VP seeing reports that more than 300 children becoming ill, spoke initially to district collector, after collecting firsthand information he then spoke to the AIIMS, Mangalagiri Director, AIIMS Delhi Director and came to know that blood samples of the children were sent to Delhi. 

On the other hand, he spoke to Union Health Minister and asked to extend necessary help in diagnosing and providing treatment to the afflicted children. The minister assured him that all steps would be taken to find out the cause of the illness once the lab reports are received. Harsha Vardhan and AIIMS director assured the Vice President that treatment would be taken up upon diagnosis of the illness on receiving the reports of the blood samples.  

District Collector informed a door-to-door survey was being conducted and medical teams from Guntur and Krishna Districts were pressed into service. The children were reportedly suffered from dizziness, fainting spells, headache and vomiting. Poison control team from AIIMS also had a discussion with the doctors at Eluru. The Union Health Ministry informed  that in the wake of the available epidemiological and clinical data from the district, the following central team members are being sent, Dr. Jamshed Nayar, Associate Professor (Emergency Medicine) from AIIMS, Dr Avinash Deoshtawar, Virologist, NIV PUNE  and Dr. Sanket Kulkarni, Dy. Director, PH Expert from NCDC, Delhi. 

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