Meghalaya Minister Claims State ‘Fully Prepared’ To Tackle Monkeypox Outbreak


Meghalaya Government is gearing up to tackle monkeypox disease as the health department is mulling to put in place the quarantine centres if the cases of monkeypox is detected in the state.

Health Minister James Sangma said, “We are very much in terms of preparation, have geared up for that, we are preparing certain areas wherein which can quarantine if god forbids any such cases do come up.”

“We will be able to quarantine them and keep them separate and we hope this does not touch our shores,” the health Minister added.

With fresh cases in Delhi and Kerala, India’s monkeypox caseload has mounted to seven. So far, two cases have been reported in Delhi and four in Kerala.

The Central Government has constituted a task force in the wake of monkeypox cases in India to monitor and provide guidance on the expansion of diagnostic facilities and to explore vaccination for the infection in the country.