DOOMDOOMA, March 25 - Altogether 349 people who entered Tinsukia district by air or train from outside the State have been placed under home quarantine so far, informed Bhaskar Pegu, the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia.
Addressing a press conference at the conference hall of his office premises on Tuesday, the DC informed that three hospitals in Tinsukia district namely Coal India Hospital, Margherita, AOD Hospital, Digboi and Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi Civil Hospital, Tinsukia have been equipped as referral hospitals to deal with the cases of COVID-19.
The DC also informed that seven Rapid Response Teams have been constituted in the district with 35 dedicated centres for medical check-up along with 164 sub-centres with surveillance teams. The DC further asked the health authorities to keep tea garden hospitals ready for isolation wards with minimum five beds. �If the tea garden hospitals cannot provide isolation wards, then they will be able to acquire nearest unused buildings or schools for the purpose,� the DC said.
Necessary instructions have been issued to the Health department to take all preventive measures to check spreading of the COVID-19 virus in the district, the DC added.
The Deputy Director of FCS and CA, Tinsukia was directed to take necessary steps to ensure that there was no shortage of essential commodities in the district. The Assistant Labour Commissioner, Tinsukia was further directed to ensure that the regular supply of essential commodities among the tea garden labourers and the banks and ATMs are operated on a regular basis, the DC further informed.