Haflong: The people of Dima Hasao breathed sigh of relief as the six high-risk contacts of the COVID-19 positive case from Dima Hasao were discharged officially in presence of Executive Member, N C Hills Autonomous Council in-charge medical, Samuel Changsan, Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa, Additional SP Dr Manabendra Gogoi, Joint Director of Health Services Dipali Barman and other dignitaries on Monday.
The six persons were in the quarantine centre at Haflong till the decision to discharge them was taken by the authority in consultation with Assam COVID Discharge Board. These six people had come in contact with one positive case from Hailakandi, who later succumbed to coronavirus, in a train journey on March 17. All six are in good health condition and have been taken good care of by the district authority. Addressing the media at the Haflong Civil Hospital, Joint Director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr Dipali Barman said though there was fear and risk in the fight against COVID-19, the entire team of frontline warriors rendered excellent and dedicated service to make Dima Hasao a coronavirus-free district.