41 Budgam residents who returned from Iran, China quarantined; test negative
Budgam, Mar 10: All the 41 Budgam residents who arrived from China and Iran have been quarantined and have tested negative, with no symptoms of infection of coronavirus, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai informed Tuesday.
DDC made these remarks during visit to various isolation wards established for quarantine facilities for suspected patients at nine different locations in the district. He was accompanied by CMO Budgam, Dr Nazir Ahmad, an official press release informed.
The DDC said that most of the 41 quarantined residents have completed 28 days in quarantine while others have completed 14 days. He said all of them are under observation and precautionary measures are being taken in this regard.
He informed that two patients with flu symptoms have been admitted to a Srinagar hospital and “there is no need to panic as none of them have any symptoms of coronavirus infection.”
During inspection, the DDC also released Rs five lakhs for procurement of required equipment at isolation wards to ensure improvement in the quarantine facilities.
He said that district administration has put in place all arrangements and has established 80 bed facilities for quarantine of suspected persons at nine isolation wards in the district.
The DDC further said that “fool-proof arrangements” have been put in place at Srinagar International Airport for the screening of all travellers coming from coronavirus-affected countries.
In order to ensure there is no risk of spread of infection, the district administration has collected data including residential addresses, phone numbers and travel history of persons who are coming from affected areas and medical teams are in constant touch with their families to ensure all of those returning to the district are screened and quarantined properly, the press release informed.