Friday, August 7, 2020

Health Department plans to treat and contain COVID-19

 Port Blair, Aug 05: The Health Department of Andaman Nicobar Island has initiated series of steps to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus in Andaman Nicobar Islands.

As on today (05/08/2020) 99 people were tested COVID19 positive in these Islands, all are from contacts. 49 recovered, it is learnt. With this the total number of COVID19 cases in A&N Islands is 1027, out of which 687 are active and 326 have recovered. Andaman has however recorded total 14 deaths.

To deal with this situation, according to information, the Health Department has identified 1000 beds for Covid Care Centers and these 1000 beds will now be activated in phase manner.

It is learnt that after ITI hostel and ITI workshop building now the enter hostel of DBRAIT will be converted into Covid Care Centre.

According to sources the Health Department is also planning to form 8 specialized teams for the treatment and containment of COVID-19. Further it is also come to notice that these teams will have two doctors, four nurses and four MTS staffs each. For this purpose 16 doctors will also be appointed very soon. 15 technicians have already been appointed today who will be involved in testing and sample collection works.

Senior officials expects that, if everything goes well it might take another one week to control the situation and one more week to bring down the number of infections.

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