Ambassa (Tripura), May 4: In the effort to combat surging COVID-19 in the district, in total 77 medics including 15 doctors and 29 nurses were taken into quarantine from two hospitals when the infected BSF jawans were isolated in their camp.
The scenario turned grave in the district within the span of last 24 hours taking the numbers of COVID-19 active cases from 2 to 14. As the preventive measure from further spread, the freshly infected 12 BSF jawans were kept in isolation in their camp where medical teams from state capital arrived to treat them. Meanwhile, the administration kept 77 medics from Dhalai District Hospital and Gandacharra Sub Divisional Hospital. From the District Hospital 13 doctors, 19 nurses, 1 VED Consultant and other staffs taken into quarantine taking the total strength to 52. From the Gandacharra Subdivisional Hospital, 25 medics were taken into quarantine, including two doctors and 10 nurses.
It created a vacuum in the health services. Meanwhile, District Magistrate Brahmneet Kaur imposed Section 144 in the entire district imposing the lockdown up to May 17. In the subdivisions of Ambassa and Gandacharra movements got banned from 2 pm to 5 am next day and in the subdivisions of Kamalpur and Longthorai Valley movements got banned from 7 pm to 5 am next day. The administration got into every possible effort to subdue the pandemic here. (UNI)