Eluru Mystery Disease: Health Secretary briefs the Vice President on health situations


New Delhi, 12 December, 2020

Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary & Shri Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary briefed the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday regarding the latest health situation in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, where lots of people have been hospitalized with an undiagnosed and mysterious illness.

Dizziness, fainting spells, headache and vomiting were some common symptoms that were reportedly seen in people. After that, the Centre had immediately sent a team of medical experts to Eluru on 8th December, 2020 after the Vice President Naidu spoke to the Health Minister of India, Dr. Harsh Vardhan regarding the health situation there.

The Union Health Secretary on Saturday briefed the Vice President on the preliminary findings of the Central team of experts that visited the affected areas in Eluru. A detailed report will be prepared on the Central team’s returns to Delhi and necessary advisory will be issued accordingly, the Secretary said.

Venkaiah Naidu was also informed that the number of new cases in Eluru has declined sharply with just 2 new cases reported on 11th December, 2020. The Vice President asked the Health Secretary to keep a close eye on the situation and take all required actions.

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