Admin starts random Covid testing to curtail spread of infection

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Admin starts random Covid testing to curtail spread of infection

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | Ashis Sinha | Bokaro

Following the consistent rise in Coronavirus positive cases day-by-day Bokaro district administration has started random testing of samples across the district on Friday.

On the directive of Deputy Commissioner Bokaro, we have started a three days random testing campaign for Covid-19, which will be concluded on Sunday, informed A K Pathak Civil Surgeon Bokaro.  “Our aim is to curtail the spread of coronavirus infection in the district,” he added.

For the prevention of Covid-19 infection across the district, it is necessary that the maximum number of people should be screened so that the chain of the spread of Coronavirus infection can be broken.

And it’s possible only after treating the infected people while isolating them on time, he said.

Chas SDO Sashi Prakash Singh Said, the objective behind this random screening is to protect more people from infection. During this campaign slum dwellers and residential houses will also be investigated.

Deputy Commissioner Bokaro Rajesh Kumar Singh said, due to the slow pace of testing of Coronavirus infection in Jharkhand, more and more infections are not being investigated. Hence we have launched a random investigation campaign. Under this campaign, health workers will visit the market, local haats, and shops and collect samples of random people and screen them, said the DC.

“The COVID-19 infection will be screened through RTPCR technique,” added the DC.

A total of 10 new COVID -19 positive cases have been confirmed in Bokaro district last night. The new cases include a 44-year-old man from Police line Bokaro; 48-year-old man from Sector 1B; 50-year-old man from Chas; 54-year-old man from Sector 4; a 40-year-old man from Sector 5; a 57-year-old man from Star House Colony Sector 5B; 27-year-old from Sector 2C; a 31-year-old man from Samarpan Apartment; a 25-year-old man from Yaduvanshi Nagar Chas and a 41-year-old man from IEL Gomia, he said.

While seven new positive cases of virus infection were reported in the district on Wednesday, he said.

Though, there was a happy moment for us amidst this Coronavirus pandemic, around 21 more patients were discharged from COVID hospitals and Care Centers after they tested negative for the Sars-Cov-2 virus for the second time and sent back to their home after recovering fully, said DC.

District administration provided medical kits and infection-free certificates to the patients who were discharged and they were instructed to stay in their homes for 14 days in quarantine.

They all have been asked to be alert and keep the surrounding neighbourhood aware of this deadly virus.

Now, the total number of active cases in the district has risen to 60 while four reportedly died.

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