Silchar, May 15: In a major development, amidst rising cases of COVID-19 in Cachar district, the district administration, on Saturday declared six locations of Cachar district as Containment zones wherein COVID-19 positive cases have reached more than 10 percent positivity rate in last one week.
Deputy Commissioner cum chairperson go District Disaster Management Authority Keerthi Jalli, in seperate orders have clamped restricts on movement within the six areas including five in Katigorah constituency viz Dhukhmar village, Lakhipur part-I under Kalain PP, Gangapur village under Katigorah PS, Jagdishpur part-IV under Katigorah PS, Ailathal village under Katigorah, and Durganagar under Udharbond constituency. It may be mentioned that the Ailathal village under Katigorah was already declared a containment zone on May 10.
On the other hand, the Deputy Commissioner and other officials visited the MG Model Hospital at Choto Dudhpatil which would be converted into COVID Care Centre with upto 150 beds. 15 oxygen concentrators have been installed there to provide oxygen support to the patients who are mild symptomatic and require minor oxygen support, sources added.
District Media Expert NHM Suman Choudhury informed that the Palonghat Model Hospital and Chibitabichia Model Hospital have also been converted as COVID Care Centres as well with bed capacity ranging from 100-150 beds.