SILCHAR, April 2 - Five persons, with recent travel history of returning from New Delhi to Cachar district, are yet to be traced, officials of District Health Society informed on Thursday.
Suman Choudhury, District Media Expert, NHM Cachar told reporters at the Circuit House that while on Wednesday they had enlisted 18 persons who have their travel history of returning from New Delhi, a list with similar details of six new persons have reached them on Thursday. However, while throat swab samples of three persons among the 18 had been collected for tests at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital, functioning as the covid-19 hospital now, five persons are yet to be traced.
�As per information received from concerned sources, the five persons who have history of coming back to Cachar from New Delhi are traceless so far. Three persons among the six new names have no travel history.�
Choudhury informed that so far 3934 persons have been kept on home quarantine in the district.
Dr Bhaskar Gupta, vice principal of SMCH Covid-19 hospital informed that barring the solitary positive case, 159 samples tested so far have been negative. �There are four persons kept in the isolation ward of the hospital. We shall conduct tests of their swab samples accordingly,� he added.
Further, Dr Gupta informed that they have received COVID-19 test kits from Kolkata via a chartered flight which landed at the Silchar airport on Wednesday night around 9:45 pm.
Sources at the airport informed that chartered flight took off from Guwahati to bring essentials medical kits and medicine from Kolkata airport. The AAI and Indian Air Force provided watch up to 10 pm for the flight at the airport.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan, IAS informed that measuring the circumstantial developments, the District Administration is planning to set up mass quarantine spots at some places across the district for which steps have been initiated.