MANGALDAI, April 1 - Altogether 37 people of different areas of Darrang district, who participated in the religious congregation at Tabligh-e-Jamaat�s Markaz in Delhi, have been isolated in the government hospitals in the district. Of the 37 people, 16 were brought to Mangaldai Civil Hospital for isolation and necessary medical attention.
The district nodal officer of anti -COVID-19 prevention, Dr Jadumani Kataki confirmed to this correspondent over phone that a joint team of medical, police and executive magistrate brought these people from different Block PHCs of the district, including Kharupetia, Sipajhar and Jaljali.
�All the 16 people have been quarantined in the Mangaldai Civil Hospital for medical treatment and necessary arrangements have been made to collect their swab samples to be sent for novel coronavirus test to the GMCH,� Dr Kataki said.
�They came to district from Delhi after attending the religious congregation. We are also verifying from the respective Block PHCs their home quarantine records. However, we have to be more careful as several COVID positive cases took part in the programme held at Nizamuddin,� Dr Kataki added. In yet another development, 21 people were identified from Dalgaon area of the district and all of them have been isolated in a hospital.
�We brought the people for medical check-up and requisite medical tests. All of them were already under home quarantine. However, none of them had any symptoms of any kind of flu. More people are likely to be included in the list from the area in a short span of time,� said Yuvaraj Borthakur, Circle Officer, Dalgaon Revenue Circle on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during his visit to Mangaldai on Tuesday afternoon appealed to the people of Darrang district to maintain social distancing and the advisories of the Health department for their safety. He also hailed the service rendered by the doctors, health workers, ASHA workers, ambulance drivers , police and media persons. �I am also thankful to the public for extending support to the PM�s lockdown call,� he said, adding that the Darrang district administration is committed to ensuring hassle-free service to the people at this critical juncture.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the situation of Mangaldai Civil Hospital and made an inspection of isolation ward. Later, he held a meeting with Deputy Commissioner, Ghanshyam Dass and the heads of the different government departments responsible for emergency services. Minister of State Bhabesh Kalita, Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary and both the BJP MLAs of the district were also present with Sonowal during his short stay in the district.