ITBP quarantine facility in Delhi for families coming from China

ITBP quarantine facility in Delhi for families coming from China

Agency News

New Delhi, Jan 31: In view of World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring a global emergency for the deadly novel Coronavirus, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has swiftly created a quarantine facility near its Chhawla Camp in the national capital for around 600 Indian families arriving from Wuhan, the Force’s spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey told UNI on Friday.

The steps come as part of the Government's proactive measures to rescue Indian citizens from China and keep them at an isolated place for a fixed period as a precautionary measure “The families coming from China will be monitored by a qualified team of doctors, to watch for any signs of infection. They will be hosted by ITBP and the families and children will be taken to this facility from the airport,” Pandey further said.

The Force’s doctors and personnel will be present to look after the people here. An expert team of ITBP and Safdarjung Hospital doctors with sufficient medicines have already been put in place, he added.

All basic amenities such as food, lodging, and necessary facilities including internet Wi-Fi will be provided to these people staying at this accommodation.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army has also set up a 300-bedded accommodation at Manesar in Haryana for the students and families coming from epidemic-affected Wuhan city in China.

All passengers coming from the Wuhan, will be thoroughly screened upon their arrival at the IGI airport in Delhi by a joint team of the airport health authority and Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS).

Suspected or infected persons will be then shifted to an isolation ward set up at Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment while others will be sent to Manesar. (UNI)