VIOLATION OF PROTOCOL
GUWAHATI: The Health Department is keeping a keen eye on the people who are violating the guidelines of home quarantine.
The department has announced that from now on, home isolation will be granted only in exceptional circumstances where a separate living room with a separate toilet is available in a house. This has to be certified by an officer, not below the rank of assistant commissioner/circle officer/block development officer, said a Health Department official while talking to The Sentinel.
"By following the necessary guidelines, the Health Department allowed people to stay under home isolation. However, it has been witnessed that some patients have opted for home isolation without the availability of a separate room with a separate toilet at their residence. This has led to the spread of the virus among all the members of a family in a residence. All COVID patients will have to mandatorily undergo institutional isolation," the Health official underlined.
It is to be noted that till June 20, the total active cases in the State were 32,310. Out of the total positive persons, 21,412 are under home quarantine.
While 3,388 persons are in COVID Care Centres (CCCs), 7,511 are in hospitals.
The administration is especially concerned about the total of 21,412 persons who are under home isolation.
The districts with the highest number of persons under isolation are - Dibrugarh (2,428), Barpeta (1,826), Jorhat (1,673), Cachar (1,461), Golaghat (1,365), and Nagaon (1,402).
The districts with more than 1,000 active cases are — Barpeta (1,932), Cachar (1,734), Dhemaji (1,057), Dibrugarh (3,238), Golaghat (2,197), Jorhat (2,078), Kamrup Metro (1,808), Kamrup (1,183), Lakhimpur (1,018), Morigaon (1,144), Nagaon (2,345), Sonitpur (1,572), and Tinsukia (1,439).