Union health secretary brief Venkaiah Naidu on outbreak of 'mystery illness' in Andhra Pradesh's Eluru

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Joint Secretary Luv Agarwal briefed Naidu on the preliminary findings of the central team that visited the affected areas in Eluru

Press Trust of India December 13, 2020 00:17:09 IST
Union health secretary brief Venkaiah Naidu on outbreak of 'mystery illness' in Andhra Pradesh's Eluru

File Image of Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

New Delhi: Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan and joint secretary Lav Agarwal on Saturday briefed Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on the latest health situation in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh where the outbreak of a mysterious disease left many hospitalised.

More than 600 people have fallen ill in the area. They had reportedly suffered from dizziness, fainting spells, headache and vomiting.

The Centre had rushed a three-member team of medical experts to Eluru on 8 December after Naidu spoke with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan regarding the situation there.

The health secretary briefed Naidu on the preliminary findings of the central team that visited the affected areas in Eluru, an official statement said.

The official said that a detailed report will be prepared on the central team's return to Delhi and necessary advisory will be issued accordingly.

The vice president was told that the number of new cases in Eluru has come down sharply with only two new cases reported on 11 December.

Naidu asked the health secretary to keep a watch on the situation and take all necessary action, the statement said.

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