No Ebola cases in India; 62 hospitals identified for treatment: minister

No case of Ebola virus disease has been reported in the country so far even as the government has identified 62 hospitals across the country for treatment of the disease in case of an emergency, health minister J P Nadda informed the Rajya Sabha today. 

The Authority for Ebola Virus Disease in India has identified 62 hospitals across 36 states and union territories in the country for treatment of possible cases of Ebola Virus infection, Nadda stated in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.   

He said the government has taken a series of measures to prevent entry of Ebola virus disease into the country and to contain it rapidly, if a case is reported. There is screening of passengers coming from affected countries at international airports and major ports.

The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme  (ISDP) is tracking such passengers arriving from affected countries or having history of contact with a suspect or confirmed Ebola case. Two laboratories, namely, National Institute of Virology, Pune and National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi are testing clinical samples of high risk passengers. 

State governments have identified isolation facilities. Training for master trainers and rapid response teams of the states/ union territories have been accomplished. Personal protective equipments have been provided to the states / union territories, he said.  

Ebola virus disease is detected through laboratory tests, namely Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the health minister stated in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.   

The list of hospitals identified by the health authorities of the various states / union territories for treatment of Ebola virus disease is as follows:

S.No
States/UTs
Identified Hospital
1
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
G.B Pant Hospital, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
2
Andhra Pradesh King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam , Andhra Pradesh
3
Arunachal Pradesh General Hospital , Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh
4
Assam Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, Assam
5
Bihar PMCH, Patna
6
Chandigarh 1. General Hospital , Sec-16, Chandigarh
2. PGIMER, Sec-12, Chandigarh
3. GMCH, Sec-32, Chandigarh
7
Chhattisgarh Dr. B.R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Raipur
8
Delhi ( National Capital Territory of India) 1. Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
2. LokNayak Hospital, New Delhi
9
Daman and Diu 1. Government Hospital, Daman
2. Government Hospital, Diu
10
Dadar and Nagar Haveli ShriVinobaBhave Civil Hospital , Silvassa
11
Goa Cottage Hospital, Goa
12
Gujarat Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad
13
Haryana General Hospital , Gurgaon
14
Himachal Pradesh 1. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
2. Dr. RP Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Tanda Hospital Road
15
Jharkhand RIMS, Ranchi
16
Jammu and Kashmir Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital, Jammu
17
Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bengaluru
18
Lakshadweep Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kavaratti Island, Lakshadweep
19
Kerala 1. General Hospital, Kozhikode(Calicut )
2. Govt. Medical College Hospitals , Kozhikode (Calicut)
3. General Hospital Trivandrum
4. Govt. Medical College Hospitals, Trivandrum
5. General Hospital Ernakulum, Cochin
6. Govt. Medical College Hospitals, Ernakulum (Cochin)
20
Madhya Pradesh 1. Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior
2. Gandhi Medical Collage, Bhopal
3. MGM Medical College, Indore
4. NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur
21
Maharashtra 1: Trauma Care Centre Jogeshwari, Mumbai
2. Kasturba Hospital-Mumbai
3. Naidu Hospital, Pune
4. B.J Medical College, Pune
5. District Hospital , Pune
6. GMC , Nagpur
7. GMC , Aurangabad
22
Manipur Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Porompat, Imphal East, Manipur
23
Meghalaya Civil Hospital, Shilong
24
Mizoram State Referral Hospital, Falkawn, Aizawl District, Mizoram
25
Nagaland Dimapur Civil Hospital, District –Dimapur
26
Odisha S.C.B Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack
27
Pondicherry 1. Govt. Hospital for Chest Disease, Gorimedu, Pondicherry
2. JIPMER Hospital, Pondicherry
28
Punjab Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar
29
Rajasthan S.M.S Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur
30
Sikkim 1. STNM Hospital, Gangtok
2. Central Referral Hospital, Tadong
31
Tamil Nadu 1. Madras Medical College and Govt. Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital, Chennai.
2. Trichy KAP Viswanatham Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Govt. Hospital, Trichy.
3.Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore.
4. Madurai Medical College and Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai
32
Telangana Gandhi Hospital , Secunderabad
33
Tripura Agartala Government Medical College & GBP Hospital, Agartala, Tripura.
34
Uttar Pradesh 1. Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow
2. Pt. DeenDayalUpadhyay Hospital, Varanasi.

35

Uttarakhand 1. Base Hospital, Haldwani , Nainital
2. Doon Hospital, Dehradun
36
West Bengal I.D.B.G.Hospital