Goyal, sources said, directed the NCDC to conduct a detailed epidemiological investigation of the new case – a 34-year-old man from west Delhi who is currently admitted in the isolation ward of a government hospital designated to manage cases of monkeypox. ,
Many health experts have pointed out how the infection is being reported mostly in gay or bisexual men. In this background, the DGHS also highlighted the need for a targeted approach towards men who have sex with men (MSM) by the National AIDS Control Organization.
Union Health Ministry Guidelines for the management of monkeypox were issued to all states and union territories in late May, long before the disease was declared, to ensure preparedness to deal with any possible crisis. a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) by World Health Organization (WHO).