"No case of Ebola virus disease has been reported in India so far...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," Nadda said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

"The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme is tracking such passengers arriving from affected countries or having history of contact with a suspect or confirmed Ebola case," he added.

Two laboratories - 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.

In a separate reply, Nadda said that 36 hospitals across India have been earmarked by the state/union territories for treatment of Ebola. These include the Ram Manohar Lohia and the Lok Nayak Hospitals in Delhi.

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