21 year old youth who recently returned from Dubai was found positive on Saturday.
The number of COVID-19 affected patients in Uttarakhand increased to six on Saturday when swab sample of a 21 year old youth, a resident of Dehradun was found positive for the disease.
The youth had recently returned from Dubai. On complaint of fever he had gone to the OPD of Mahant Indiresh Hospital on March 26. On the basis of symptoms and travel history, his sample was collected for test of COVID-19. On Saturday his sample was found positive for the disease. Interestingly the youth along with family was at under home quarantine at his residence in Selaqui. After his report came positive, the administration shifted he along with his family to the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital. The GDMC hospital which has been converted into COVID-19 treatment facility now has four patients of the disease while many suspected cases of COVID-19 are also undergoing treatment there.
Meanwhile in view of large number of calls being made at the 104 helpline, the health department has decided to deploy psychiatrists and counsellors at the helpline. The department has floated the helpline for the COVID-19 related queries and help. The additional director, health, Yugal Kishore Pant said that the counsellors would advice people to remain mentally and physically strong during the crisis. The health department and the National Health Mission (NHM) has also issued an advisory on mental and physical health during the lockdown. Pant said that the health department has made all the preparation to tackle the disease. He said that 20 lakh triple layer masks, 11837 N-95 masks, 3360 personal protection equipment (PPE) kit, 40 infra red thermometer, 18 ambulances with ventilators and 318 ventilators are available. The department has also set up 2757 isolation, 636 ICU and 53 quarantine facility in view of the spread of infection of COVID-19.
In view of the expected spread of the disease, the administration has started looking for the volunteers which can be used when required. On Saturday, the district magistrate of Tehri, V Shanmugam directed the district education officer (DEO), S S Bisht to prepare a data bank of the students who are more than 20 year old and are enrolled in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS).
Sunday, 29 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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