Take home quarantine seriously: Civil Surgeon

Take home quarantine seriously: Civil Surgeon

Home-quarantined persons in Amritsar. Tribune photo

Amritsar, March 25

In an appeal to people, especially those who have returned from foreign counties and been advised home quarantine by the health authorities, Civil Surgeon Dr Prabhdeep Kaur Johal has asked them to take the instructions seriously or else they would result in infecting their near and dear ones.

Dr Johal said: “People who have been advised home quarantined should follow the instructions and should not step outside of their homes. In fact, it is their moral responsibility to avoid coming in contact with their family members.”

“The persons who have been quarantined at the centre are comfortable and also fully understand the need for precaution,” she said. She, however, added that they had received hundreds of calls from local residents today that persons who had returned from abroad were not following the government instructions strictly.

Johal said the health teams were on the toes throughout the day today after receiving such calls and to sensitise people who had been advised home quarantine.

“If we do not follow home quarantine strictly, we surely will move towards an alarming situation,” said the civil surgeon in an emotional appeal to the residents.

The district at present has 48 persons quarantined at the centre. Additionally 1,625 persons have been kept in quarantine at their homes.

However, messages and phone calls from residents reporting unnecessary movement by persons who had been quarantined at their homes were received by the Health Department and were circulated on social media. — TNS

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