The government has established a 24×7 helpline number to answer questions about the new coronavirus (nCov) as cases have increased worldwide. “A 24×7 call center is active to answer inquiries at ncov2020. Anyone looking for information can call the number 011-23978046,” the Union health ministry said in a tweet.
“If you are looking for help, you can call for details about the District and State surveillance officers and in case any clinical consultation connects with the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) Officer,” read the Tweet.
The call center will direct suspicious cases to experts in your area and also monitor the details of the passengers provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ministry also appealed to those who have traveled to China since January 1, 2020, to “present themselves to the call center, the nearest health center,” if they experience symptoms such as fever, cough, respiratory distress, etc. and also inform your treating doctor.
Signs and symptoms of coronavirus
– Short of breath
-In advanced cases, the patient may have very serious complications, which can lead to death, such as: severe pneumonia, kidney failure (kidney).
Coronavirus infection is similar to a common cold and usually affects the upper respiratory tract. Symptoms include sore throat, mild headache and fever, cough and cold. The fever can last more than two days.
What is the new coronavirus (nCoV)?
The new coronavirus (nCoV) is a large family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory syndromes. The virus arose from a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China, and is suspected to have spread to the United States. According to the World Health Organization, common symptoms of the new coronavirus strain include respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
The center intensifies the vigil
The thermal evaluation is being carried out in seven designated airports: New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi. Until Monday, a total of 33,552 passengers who arrived in India from China on 155 flights have been evaluated, PTI reported.