Nipah Alert : Balussery Hospital Staff Asked To Go On Leave

Kozhikode : With another death reported today taking death toll from Nipah infection to 17,  the Health Department directed doctors, nurses and other staff of Balussery hospital to proceed on leave as precautionary measure.

Only out-patient (OP) department of the hospital will function.

Earlier those staffed at CT Scan, Casualty and waiting rooms of Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on May 5 and May 16 were asked to go on leave.

Also, persons who visited Balussery taluk hospital on May 18 and 19th were asked to contact State Nipah Cell.

The latest victim has been identified as Nadavannur native Rasin.

District court senior superintendent Madhusudhanan, 55, succumbed to the deadly infection on Wednesday.


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