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Transparent sheets on windows to prevent spitting

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, May 16 - Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) will now take steps to prevent spitting by COVID-19 patients through windows from inside the wards.

SMCH vice principal Dr Bhaskar Gupta said that anticipating spitting by patients through windows, transparent sheets would be fixed on windows so that no one throws anything outside. �We have kept boxes inside the wards for COVID-19 patients to spit. We will put transparent sheets on windows so that spitting could be checked. The transparent sheets will also not obstruct sunlight,� he said.

On the routine treatment of COVID-19 cases, Dr Gupta said that barring the Ajmer-returned 10 patients whose second test reports were also positive, 36 others who also returned from Ajmer on the same bus have been found negative. A third test will be done after 14 days. A total of 173 swab samples have been collected and 108 samples have been tested and found negative.

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