Public negligence escalating Covid-19 cases: Government

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Public negligence escalating Covid-19 cases: Government

Sunday, 22 November 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

nThe Chhattisgarh government has again blamed public irresponsibility for growing Covid cases.

The Health Department said quoting the death audit reports that delay in reaching hospitals has resulted in maximum number of Covid fatalities.

The department reviews death audit reports every week, a press release said.

A Covid-infected 47-year-old woman of Mahasamund district intentionally hid the fact from a survey team that she was having Covid symptoms since October 25, the department said.

She approached the hospital on November 10 only when her health deteriorated. The woman, suffering from ulcer and cardiac problems, could not be saved.

Such situation could be averted if Covid protocol is followed strictly, the department said.

To save lives, the Chhattisgarh government has intensified door-to-door surveys and taken other steps, it added.

In Kanker block of Kanker district, on the instructions of District Collector Chandan Kumar, a joint team of Health, Revenue and Police departments collected samples from all the houses where Covid positives are living in home isolation.

The patients and their family members were instructed to strictly follow the Covid protocol. They were cautioned not to leave the house before completion of home isolation period, the press release said. 

The team is also warned them that violation of Covid protocol may attract prosecution under the Epidemic Control Act.

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