Coronavirus in Assam- The condition of Hailakandi’s COVID-19 positive person Foijul Hoque Borbhuiya is stated to be serious.
Health authorities here said Borbhuiya, who was taken from the Borjurai village near Hailakandi town to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital following his swab sample tested positive on Tuesday night, developed pneumonia and his condition deteriorated.
He has been shifted to ICU in the afternoon on Thursday. Borbhuiya had returned to Hailakandi on March 18 after coming from Saudi Arabia and Markaz, Nizamuddin in Delhi. His swab sample was sent to SMC&H on April 5 and tested positive on April 7. Borbhuiya and his family were under home quarantine.
The condition of the 28th case (from Hailakandi) of COVID-19 from assam is alarming, though his other parameters are stable his oxygen saturation is decreasing. Shifting to ICU of SMCH for better monitoring. tweeted Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Alert – The condition of the 28th case (from Hailakandi) of COVID-19 from assam is alarming, though his other parameters are stable his oxygen saturation is decreasing. Shifting to ICU of SMCH for better monitoring.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 9, 2020
Meanwhile, IDSP team shifted the five members of Borbhuiya’s family to a quarantine centre here. Swab samples have been sent to Silchar Medical College and Hospital the results of which are awaited. The entire village having a one km radius with a population of over 1,500 has been declared a containment zone with entry and exit of people and vehicles prohibited barring essential and emergency services.
Door-to-door surveillance is going on in the containment zone and contact tracing of persons with whom the COVID-19 infected person came in contact with is on. 35 persons have been identified so far.
Sanitisation of Borjurai village is being carried out by Fire and Emergency Services around the house of the infected person, approach road and 100m surrounding area.
The district police arrested Sucharita Nath, a lady working in a gas agency, for posting an inflammatory post on Facebook on Thursday. A case no.167/2020 was registered against her by Lala Police Station. She was interrogated and released on a PR bond and asked to appear again after a week.
The district administration has provided hand sanitisers and masks to the front line workers keeping in mind their health and safety. The protective items were distributed amongst the CRPF, CISF, Assam Police personnel and media persons.
Surprise raids were conducted by Circle Officer attached to Lala, Ruthi A with police team in some brick kilns in the early hours on Thursday. The team interacted with labourers to ascertain whether all ration provisions are being supplied and talked to the brick kiln owners to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations during the lockdown period.
As a humanitarian gesture during the unprecedented times, the district police extended a helping hand to the needy persons, wage earners and drivers by providing them essential items.