Thursday, March 26, 2020

One case confirmed positive for Novel Corona Virus disease in A&N Islands

Port Blair, Mar 26
     The designated laboratory for COVID-19 in A&N Islands, RMRC-ICMR, Dollygunj has confirmed one case positive for Novel Corona Virus Disease. The person belongs to Mayabunder Tehsil of North & Middle Andaman District of A&N Islands.
       It is to inform that a group of 13 people travelled to Vishakhapatnam in the month of February 2020. Thereafter, on 18.03.2020 they travelled to Delhi and remained in Delhi till 24.03.2020. On 24.03.2020, 6 persons travelled back to Port Blair by Vistara Flight (UK 747) and 1 person by Indigo Flight (6E 6005). Persons who have shown mild symptoms were taken to G B Pant Hospital Isolation facility. Samples were drawn on 25.03.2020 and one person was declared as tested positive on 26.03.2020.
       The Administration is tracking the contact details as were made by the infected person and also taking up screening of co-passengers along with the Police and Medical team at Airport, and also the persons who had travelled with him in Ambulance to hospital. It is further informed that the G B Pant Hospital Isolation Ward have all the facilities to take care of infected person as well as equipments to protect health care worker from the infection, a press release issued by Principal Secretary (Health) said here today.

PBMC starts doorstep delivery of grocery to people

COVID-19; PBMC starts doorstep delivery of grocery to people
Home delivery outside municipal areas & supply of ANIIDCO milk
Movement of LPG trucks streamlined to meet public demand

Port Blair, Mar 26
In the wake of restrictions placed on free movement due to the threat of spread of COVID-19, the A&N Administration has undertaken the task to initiate doorstep delivery of essential items. Accordingly, the doorstep delivery of grocery items kick started in PBMC area today (March 26). Demands were received from various households by respective Councilors or designated PBMC employees. The same were forwarded to the retail shop identified to service each ward. The packets were made as per the orders and the home deliveries were made. The door-step delivery is likely to get fast paced from the second day of its launch.
    The doorstep delivery of groceries has now been broadened by including all essential items on demand like baby food, milk powder, soaps, etc.
    The doorstep delivery of essential items shall start outside PBMC area in the entire South Andaman District from 27.03.2020. People can place their demand with respective Pradhans who shall in turn place the demand with identified retail shops whose details shall be published in the Daily Telegrams. North & Middle Andaman District shall put the same mechanism in operation by 28.03.2020.
    ANIIDCO shall also begin home delivery of toned milk in PBMC area from 27.03.2020 at 6.30 am by 5 vehicles engaged on different routes to cater to the public demand for milk. A maximum of 2 packets of milk shall be supplied to each household initially. The doorstep delivery of milk will continue on a daily basis till April 14, 2020.
     General public is appealed to not to step out of their homes to receive the supplies. People engaged in doorstep delivery shall approach each house and exchange the commodity with money from the customers. In the interest of safety of all, adequate social distancing is mandatory. In case of any irresponsible behavior, the home delivery services shall be reviewed and shall be liable for discontinuation.
   The movement of trucks carrying LPG cylinders has been streamlined and all consumer demands shall be met satisfactorily. General public has been appealed to not to panic. Enough provisions are available to cater to the demands of all the people. The home delivery mechanism needs full cooperation and support of people to achieve its objective while keeping the threat of COVID-19 at bay.

Distribution of medicines at doorsteps


General public can contact phone numbers of pharmacists for medicines

Port Blair, Mar 26
In view of the orders under the National Disaster Management Act 2005, imposed by the A&N Administration to implement norms of social distancing to prevent spread of COVID-19, the Administration has issued directions for supply of essential medicine with tele-consultation with doctors. In addition to this other patient who are regularly taking medicine of hypertension, ulcer, diabetes, thyroid etc., can contact the following numbers:-
1.        
Helpline
102 or 03192-232102
2.        
Shir. Muthamal, Pharmacist
+919474227877
3.        
K.V Suvisehan, Pharmacist
+919434274193
4.        
Shri. Ravi Chandran, Pharmacist
+919474200312
5.        
Shri. Nagendran, Pharmacist
+919434266547

The patients can send their prescription details like Name, Registration No., Phone No., Medicine requirement to any one of these via Whatsapp or SMS. The designated staff shall collect medicine from the pharmacy at GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair and distribute the same to the patient at their door step. The same shall be applicable for requirement of sanitary pads usually available at the Jan-Aushadi Kendra.
      Similar, arrangement shall be made available in North & Middle Andaman and Nicobar from 27.03.2020. Patients are required to seek tele- consultation with doctors of their nearest PHCs or CHCs for availing required services.
   The Andaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have also come forward to join the initiative of the Administration to ensure supply of essential medicines. The following is the list of pharmacies (enclosed) that can be contacted for home delivery of medicine & sanitary pads.
                                                                                                                                                               
LIST OF PHARMACY WITH ADDRESSES & CONTACT NO.

1.        
TSG PHARMACEUTICAL
Mr. K. Srinivas Rao
Near Clock Tower Aberdeen Bazaar
9434261052
2.        
NEW TAMIL NADU MEDICALS
Mr.S. Suresh
Near Ratna Market Aberdeen Bazaar
94734280383
3.        
THANKAVELU TRADERS
Mr. B. Dinesh Kumar
Babu Lane, Aberdeen Bazaar
9932080110
4.        
M.DEENA PHARMACY
Mr. Murgan Rajan
Nayagaon, Port Blair
9933259541
5.        
PUBLIC MEDICAL STORE
Mr. M. Abdul Majeed
Delanipur Junction
9933273687
6.        
ANVEESHA PHARMACY
Mr. P.K Anish
 Delanipur
9434287858
7.        
JAYA MEDICAL STORE
Mr. Sanjay M.S
Opp. Mini Zoo Haddo
9434288778
8.        
SUN MEDICAL
Mr. Mohamed Rafiq
Prem Nagar
9474280777
9.        
THANVANTHRI MEDICAL
Mr. R . Jaya Kumar
Goal Ghar
9434281025
10.     
TAMIL NADU MEDICAL STORE
Mr. S. Ramaswamy
Junglighat
9679557777
11.     
MURUGAN PHARMACY
Mr.Murgan
Dollygunj
9933262519
12.     
AYUSHI PHARMACY
Mr. Shankar Bala
Bathu Basti
9933289252
13.     
ARULARASAN PHARMACY WHOLESALE & RETAILS
Mr. Arularasan
Bathu Basti A&N Co-Op Bank
9933291030
14.     
BLESSING MEDICAL STORE
Mr. Rakesh Halder
Chouldari village
9474212113
15.     
VIBHA MEDICALS
Mr. Vibha Chourasia
WImberlygunj
9933245596
16.     
AKSHAT PHARMACY
Mr. Amit Kumar surin
WImberlygunj
9434293103
17.     
JAISHREE MEDICAL STORE
Mr. Nilkantha Rao
Garacharma-2 Near Canara Bank
9933395582
18.     
YOUVARAJ PHARMACY
Mr. R. Kasiraman
Opp. SBI ATM Prothrapur Chowk, Port Blair S/Andaman
9933264534
19.     
OM MEDICAL STORE
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta
Near State Co-Op Bank Ltd. Shadipur
 9932489489
9434274989
20.     
NEW FARIZA MEDICALS
Mr. Saghbhar Sadique
Bambooflat
9933888277
21.     
M/S SRINIVAS MEDICAL STORE
Mr. D. Sreenivas Rao
Shop No. 6 Municipal Market, Dairy Farm
9474242742




Citizens Corner 26/03/2020


* We have heard the speech of our PM Narendra Modi ji, looking into the seriousness and the dangerous consequences of COVID-19, he announced the complete lockdown entire in our country. We are supporting him and his word whole heartedly to fight against COVID-19.  

* No doubt, it’s a highly appreciable job is being done by all local departments, especially, the Police, Health and PBMC at this lockdown situation, working as a frontline forces in crucial time. But, the communication gap between citizens and local administration is lacking somewhere, due to sudden decisions by authorities day-in and day-out it becomes a harassment to the citizens. Administration should suggest an All-in-One contact list to facilitate the citizens in contacting the concerned shops / authorities, when in need.

* It’s a gigantic challenge around the world now, and this lockdown become necessity to minimize the loss of humankind. This is what, I can say for now, but I like to pray all the islanders to stay at home only, we can see administration is trying to serve everything at door steps of people. Just need some patience, not panic.

* This situation could have averted, if the bureaucrats determined earlier about the intense of COVID-19, and would had prepare a mechanism to stop entry into these islands, at least the A&N Islands would have had chance to stay away from the fear of this virus.

* Around 1586 people who are arrived from mainland are put under mandatory isolation of 14 days, authorities have also given direction to them stay indoor and maintain social distance with family members otherwise strict actions against defaulter will be taken. So keeping a track on them is vital during this time. 

Covid-19: Distance medical care to be provided to patients through Tele-Consultancy


Port Blair, Mar 25:
     In view of the orders under the National Disaster Management Act 2005, imposed by the Administration to implement the norms of social distancing to prevent spread of COVID-19, the Administration has taken various steps to ensure supply of essential medicines and consultation with Doctors. The following steps have been taken by the Administration to provide distance medical care to the patients:-
·                    8 Doctors will remain available for Tele-Consultancy for PBMC area of South Andaman District. The people can contact these Doctors by way of tele consultancy from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm in the normal OPD hours. The details of Doctors are as below:-

Sl.No.
Name
Designation
Phone No.
1.
Dr. M K Saha
Consultant (Obst&Gyne)
9434283599
2.
Dr. H C Bandu
Professor (Obst&Gyne)
9403571091
3.
Dr. Amit Roy
Professor (Orthopedic)
8900909303
4.
Dr. S S Singh
Consultant Medical Specialist
9434282123
5.
Dr. S Patra
Associate Professor (Surgery)
7063956237
6.
Dr. Pragathesh
Associate Professor (Pediatrics)
9442034167
7.
Dr. Anurag
Associate Professor (Medicine)
8764112434
8.
Dr. T Mohd. Shameem
Specialists Gr. II (Surgery)
9531877000

·               The Doctors will obtain detail of the person/patient including the address and Phone Nos. of patient and prepare a prescription.
·               The hospital staff will collect these prescription from the consulting Doctor at the closure hours of OPD i.e. 1.30 pm and obtain medicines from the pharmacy counter of the hospital and then distribute the same to the patient at his/her door steps.
·               The Administration also motivating the Private Doctors and private Chemists shops to join tele-consultancy and door step delivery of medicine by private chemist shops. The ACCI and A & N Islands Association of Private Practice Doctors Association have been approached.
   The same facility will be extended to all rural areas of three districts from 27th March 2020.