Samples collected for testing corona Virus at ITBP

Samples collected for testing corona Virus at ITBP

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New Delhi, Feb 14 : The final blood samples of 406 persons housed at IndoTibetan Border Police (ITBP) Quarantine facility at Chhawla have been collected by the doctors and being sent to Pune after over 14 days living in isolation, the ITBP said here on Friday. A total of 406 people were back from Wuhan in China after the outbreak of Novel Corona Virus or COVID-19 including seven persons from Maldives on February 1 and 2 were being looked after at Chhawla quarantine facility created by the Indo-China border guarding force by the expert team of doctors and medical professionals.

There were seven children including an infant in the group. According to ITBP, the reports may be received by 16th or 17th day in the Camp though Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). “Based on the reports, a decision can be taken to discharge the travelers, if agreed to by the authorities, will be done on the 18th day from the Camp”, the ITBP officials said. It is expected that all inmates will be depart for their homes next week observing laid down protocols with due medical procedures as per directives of Health Ministry, the officials further said.

The ITBP officials also said that two persons who have been shifted to Safdurjung Hospital earlier, due to cough and fever are also negative of any Corona Virus symptoms. During their stay at the Quarantine centre, the periodical checkups were being done as per medical protocol and samples of all 406 people were found negative earlier. The force officials also said that no fresh symptoms seen as on Friday. Soon after the Government’s decision to bring back Indians from the epicenter of the epidemic Novel Corona Virus or COVID-19, the ITBP made a Quarantine facility at Chhawla where all the 406 travellers were kept on February 1.

This isolation centre was equipped with all facilities including doctors and trained paramedics. Food, bed and other basic requirements including internet have been provided since then to these people. (UNI)