SILCHAR, April 8 - Director of Medical Education (DME) Assam, Dr Anup Kumar Barman, along with three other experts from GMCH reviewed the situation of SMCH. This was informed by Dr Bhaskar Gupta, vice principal of SMCH.
Briefing the media on the status of treatment to the COVID-19 patients at the hospital, Dr Gupta said, �The DME along with Dr Ramen Talukdar, Superintendent GMCH, Dr Basanta Hazarika, Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonology and Dr Pritam from the Department of Anaesthesia, GMCH visited the hospital and took stock of the treatment facilities here. The visiting team of experts also offered clinical suggestions to the SMCH medical fraternity as well.�
Further, Dr Gupta informed that out of 224 swab samples collected at the hospital, 227 samples have been tested and barring two COVID-19 positive cases, 225 samples have resulted negative. The two positive patients are responding to the treatment and their condition is stable at the moment, Dr Gupta added.
Meanwhile, Suman Choudhury, District Media Expert, NHM Cachar informed that surveillance has been intensified after a COVID-19 positive case was detected in Tripura. �The patient has a travel history of train journey through Barak Valley. Hence we have intensified our surveillance and contact tracing is also being done.� Choudhury informed that as many as 25 persons, 18 of whom have a history of visiting New Delhi and most likely the Nizamuddin Markaz, have been kept at the mass quarantine centre at NATRIP, while 34 others have been quarantined at Silchar Civil Hospital taking the tally of quarantined persons to 3833.
Responding to the queries on measures to control the escalation of prices of essential commodities in the district, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan, assured that based on specific complaints, the administration shall take action against such instances.