SILCHAR, April 28 - As many as 34 persons, who had a travel history to COVID-19 affected locations and were quarantined at the Silchar Civil Hospital for the past 28 days, have been given a warm send-off by the Government on Tuesday.
In a meeting organised by the Cachar district administration at the AMSA House of the hospital, the quarantined lot from different parts of Cachar district were felicitated with gifts and hand sanitizer kits by Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Barnali Sarma, ADC Lolita Ronpipi, Joint Director of Health Services Dr SJ Das, District Surveillance Officer Dr Ajit Bhattacharjee and Superintendent of the hospital Dr Ashutosh Barman.
Addressing the outgoing quarantined contingent, Deputy Speaker said, �All the quarantined people are now fit to go back home. They have been brought here and kept under utmost medical attention and care. Even though some of them had exhibited dissent after being brought here, they have realised the larger interest behind the decision. We are happy that our doctors and paramedical team have taken clinical care of the quarantined people.�
Deputy Commissioner Barnali Sarma wished the people saying that even after going back home, they must practise social distancing for the greater interest of the society.
Meanwhile, District Media Expert Suman Choudhury informed that out of the 34 persons who have travel histories, some of them had been brought because of coming into contact with COVID-19 positive patients of the district as well. They were discharged after obtaining requisite approval from the State-level committee headed by the Director of Medical Education, Assam, he added. Further, Choudhury informed that 56 persons have been kept on home quarantine on Tuesday.