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1,527 home quarantined in Dhubri


DHUBRI, March 28 - As many as 1,527 persons have been kept under home quarantine in Dhubri district and 347 persons from different parts of the State have been kept in different mass quarantine facility of the district till Saturday.

According to Dhubri Health Services, till Saturday 168 persons in Chapar area, 370 in Golakganj area, 60 in Halakura area, 495 in Raniganj area, 334 in Dharmasala area and 69 in Dhubri town area have been kept under home quarantine. A seal stamp has been put on each of their hands, a paper with the name of the patient pasted on their house walls and they have been advised strictly not to leave their houses.

�Local ASHA workers have been put on duty to keep surveillance over these cases and health teams are checking on a daily basis all home quarantined persons,� said an official.

However, many persons who are from different parts of the State and also from other parts of the North East, while travelling through the district were checked and kept at mass quarantine facilities. Out of which, 76 such persons are quarantined at Chagolia ME School and Chagolia LP School, while 125 are in Halakura HS School, 123 in Agomoni HS School and 23 are in mass quarantine facility at Fakiranijhar Part-1.

Several medical teams are visiting these camps on a regular basis and one medical team has been designated at Chagolia Gate. Medical officials said that two special teams have been deployed at home quarantine facilities of Raniganj and Dharmasala.

Till Friday, screening of 3,487 persons was done at Assam Bengal inter-State border and 274 persons have been screened at different hospitals in the district.

Meanwhile, in Dhubri and South Salmara-Mankachar, 80 beds in different hospitals, PHCs, CHCs and SDCHs have been marked as isolation beds, out of which 15 beds are in Dhubri Civil Hospital.

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