Jipmer Medical Superintendent Dr Ashok Bhade on Wednesday said that there is no need to get panic about Nipah virus in Puducherry.
The blood samples of the patient admitted at Jipmer was sent to Pune for lab test and only after getting the reports we would know if he is infected with Nipah virus, Dr Bhade said. It may be noted that a man from Cuddalore and working at Guruvayur in Kerala came to Jipmer with Nipah symptoms and was admitted in an isolation ward.
Jipmer nursing convocation on June 16
Meanwhile, Jipmer announced that the 9th Convocation of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences will be held on June 16.
According to a Jipmer release on Wednesday, Dr S Venkatesh, Director General of Health Services, Government of India, will be the chief guest and will deliver the convocation address. Dr VM Katoch, President of Jipmer, as its Chancellor, will preside over the convocation ceremony and deliver the presidential address.
At the convocation, degrees will be conferred on 345 successful students from various disciplines. Jipmer Director Dr Rakesh Aggarwal and other officials will attend the convocation, the release said.