Monkey Pox management awareness programme at JNMC

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Aligarh : Faculty members, resident doctors and nursing-in-charges were provided with the understanding of Monkey Pox malady management in an awareness programme of the Department of Microbiology and Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC) said there was no cause for concern presently and just like the spread of Covid was checked, Monkeypox too can be contained.

“JNMC doctors have been on an alert since the first case of Monkeypox in Kerala. All arrangements are in place and there is need to be vigilant, but no need to panic’, said Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui (Chairman, HICC).

He also spoke about the combined efforts of JNMC health workers during the Covid pandemic waves.

Prof Haris M Khan (Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Medical Superintendent) apprised the doctors about the practical difficulties which they may come across in attending Monkeypox cases.

Prof Kamran Afzal (Chairman, Department of Paediatrics) presented a session on ‘Monkey Pox Vaccination’, Dr Fatima Khan (Department of Microbiology) talked about the infection control practices to be followed in case of Monkeypox outbreak’, Dr Ruhi Khan (Department of Medicine) delineated ‘Clinical Features and Management of Monkeypox Disease’ and Dr Parvez A Khan (Department of Microbiology) discussed ‘Virology and Diagnostics of Monkey Pox’.

Meanwhile, Dr Zeeshan was declared the winner of the ‘brain-storming’ activity for Monkeypox awareness.

Dr Shariq Ahmed and Dr Mobasshir Hassan conducted the programme.

Meanwhile, nursing students also participated in a HICC workshop on ‘Monkey Pox’ management and in a quiz contest on malady awareness.

Nursing students, Firoz, Anam and Hiba won the first, second and third prizes respectively in the quiz.

After the welcome address by Prof Haris M Khan (Chairman, Department of Microbiology, Medical Superintendent) and Dr Farha Azmi (Principal, Nursing College); Dr Safiya Feroze explained the ‘Epidemiology of Monkeypox Disease’, Dr Fatima Khan demonstrated the ‘Infection Control Practices’ to be performed during Monkeypox outbreak, Dr Uzma Tayyaba discussed the ‘Virology of Monkeypox virus’, Dr Hiba Sami held a session on ‘Diagnosis of Monkey Pox’ and Dr Shariq Ahmed delineated ‘Clinical Features and Case Management of Monkeypox affected individuals’.

Dr Fatima Khan, Dr Shariq Ahmed and Dr Mobasshir Hassan conducted the workshop and the quiz competition.

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