Nizamuddin Markaz: 37 Quarantined in Government hospitals at Mangaldai
MANGALDAI: Altogether 37 people of different areas of Darrang district who have history of attending the religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi just ahead of lockdown announcement, have been isolated in government hospitals of the district. In the first incident on Tuesday evening, 16 such pilgrims were brought to Mangaldai Civil Hospital for isolation and necessary medical attention.
The district nodal officer of anti-COVID 19 prevention, Dr Jadumani Kataki confirmed to this correspondent over phone that a joint team of medical, police and executive magistrate had brought these pilgrims from different block PHC locations of the district, including Kharupetia, Sipajhar and Jaljali.
“All the 16 pilgrims have been quarantined in Mangaldai Civil Hospital for medical attention and necessary arrangements have been made to collect their swab samples to be sent for coronavirus test to GMCH,” said Dr Kataki. “They have history of returning to the district on different dates just before the lockdown. We are verifying from the respective Block PHCs regarding their home quarantine records. However, we have to take special medical care of these returnees from Delhi as reports of coronavirus positive cases are pouring in from the Nizamuddin related event,” he added.
In yet another instance, 21 pilgrims were identified from Dalgaon area of the district and all of them have been isolated in hospital till Tuesday night. “On Tuesday night, we brought 21 for medical check-up and necessary test. All of them were already under home quarantine and none of them have shown any kind of symptoms. Few more are likely to be included in the list from the area in a short span of time,” said Circle Officer of Dalgaon Revenue Circle, Yuvaraj Borthakur on Wednesday afternoon.