COVID-19 pandemic

13 new cases, 4 of them have no travel or contact history

13 new cases, 4 of them have no travel or contact history

Manmeet Singh Gill

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 30

With 13 more cases reported on Saturday, the total count of Covid-19 positive cases has reached 387 in the district. Of the fresh cases, four — one each from Hathi Gate, Green Avenue, Gilwali Gate and Baba Bakala with ILI (influenza like illness) — were reported at the flu corner. All four had no travel or contact history and are presumed to be cases of community spread.

Of the remaining, while one patient had returned from Delhi, the remaining eight were contacts of four earlier cases. The eight patients include two from Lashmansar Chowk, one from Rani Ka Bagh, four from Gate Hakeema and one from Gilwali gate.

Civil Surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore said at present the district had 73 active cases admitted at the Covid care centre. The district has also reported 307 recoveries and seven deaths due to the disease so far.

Covid test of anganwari workers soon

The Tarn Taran administration has announced to conduct Covid-19 tests of all anganwari workers in the district as they have been at the forefront of fight by participating in a door-to-door survey of suspected patients. The district has 1,121 anganwari workers and 1,059 anganwari helpers. District officials stated that 23 samples of anganwari workers were sent on Saturday.

‘Poor quality’ PPE kits sent for testing

  • As the purchase of PPE kits by Government Medical College had come under the scanner earlier after doctors and paramedics had refused to wear these complaining that these are of inferior quality, the samples of these have been collected and are being sent for testing
  • The college had purchased PPE kits worth over Rs 70 lakh after Covid-19 cases started rising. Officials at the institute are tight-lipped and are seemingly trying to hush up the matter
  • The transfer of a superintendent and a clerk from Amritsar to Patiala by the Medical Education and Research Minister amid the lockout is further creating suspicion.

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