Family members of first COVID-19 victim of North East discharged

Family members of first COVID-19 victim of North East discharged

A Correspondent

Hailakandi: Family members of COVID-19 deceased Foijul Hoque Barbhuiya have been released from institutional quarantine after completion of 24 days quarantine period on Tuesday morning. Disclosing this, Joint Director of Health Services, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Dwivedy said all the five members of the COVID-19 victim have been discharged from institutional quarantine this morning after their swab results tested negative for the third time.

Dr. Dwivedy said all the formalities were observed before they were discharged and they would now be put under home quarantine till May 6. “Necessary instructions have been given to them to follow the home quarantine rules and regulations,” he added.

Officials of district administration, health functionaries and police personnel clapped as the family members, including children walked out of the institutional quarantine on way to their home. Circle Officer, Hailakandi, Tridip Roy while wishing the family members healthy and vigorous life, presented basketful of fruits as token of love from the district administration.

Son of the COVID-19 deceased, Amirul Hoque Barbhuiyan expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the district administration and health functionaries for taking good care of them during the institutional quarantine period. “We are indebted to the officials of the administration and health functionaries for giving us all the care and attention. We did not face any problem whatsoever during the quarantine period,” said Amirul.

The first COVID-19 death in Assam and the entire North East region had taken place when the 65-year old Foijul Hoque Barbhuiyan of Barjurai village on the outskirts of Hailakandi district headquarters passed away at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital where he was undergoing treatment on April 10.

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