The second wave of Coronavirus in Ganjam district has sent the authorities on their toes with the detection of five patients as Covid positive in the MKCG Medical College Hospital here on Saturday last.
Significantly, one of the five patients is a resident of Ankuli industrial area, sources said.According to information available, these five patients were admitted in to Orthopaedic Department, E&T Department, and Surgery Department and their operation date was fixed. However, before the operation, their RTPCR tests were conducted. After the news of positive report of the patients spread, the doctors, healthcare professionals, patients and their relatives were in panic, as Ganjam district was a hotspot of Coronavirus just six months ago.
Sources also said that, the post operation test reports of all the patients in the MKCG were found negative three months back. After the test reports were found positive, now the MCH authorities are reportedly contemplating to shift them to Covid Hospital.
According to a doctor, these five cases seem to be as recurrence of Coronavirus for which the public need to be careful and follow the Covid-19 guidelines. Notably, the district administration and the BeMC authorities recently had cautioned the public to refrain from mass gathering and issued SoP for wearing face mask and maintaining social distancing norms in view of a spike in Covid-19 cases in the State.
The district administration had also imposed restrictions on performance of famous ‘Danda Yatra’ and upcoming Maa Thakurani Yatra with limited devotees and minimizing their performance as well.
Some intellectuals and social activists demanded that the district administration should keep an eye on migrant workers of five States like Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, and Delhi where the number of cases is high, so as to prevent community spread in the district.