COVID-19: CRPF CMO tests positive, sent to Jhajjar AIIMS

COVID-19: CRPF CMO tests positive, sent to Jhajjar AIIMS

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New Delhi, Apr 2: The Central Reserve Police Force's Chief Medical Officer at Composite Hospital here, has been tested COVID-19 positive.

He has since been shifted to the isolation ward of AIIMS, Jhajjar, Haryana, after his test report was received on Thursday. The doctor, in the rank of Chief Medical Officer, was posted in the office of the Additional Director General (Medical) of the Central Armed Police Forces. It was not immediately clear how the doctor contracted the infection.

The Transit Officers' Mess, where the officer was staying, has been sanitized and orders have been issued to immediately quarantine the working staff and guests and officers living there, the officials said. The first case of Novel Coronavirus was reported in para-military forces on March 28, when a BSF officer, posted in Officers Training Academy at Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh in higher echelon, tested COVID-19. The BSF officer was suspected to have come in contact with his relative, who had a foreign travel history, while a CISF official, who had tested positive for COVID-19, was posted at Mumbai airport.

Over 50 BSF personnel, who came in contact with the officer, have been sent for quarantine at the training Academy and kept under observation, besides five of them being kept in isolation. Around 10 lakh paramilitary forces, also known as Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), are deployed in the maintenance of internal security, guarding the Indo-China, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Nepal borders in the eastern theater and Indo-Pakistan border in the western theater. (UNI)