Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, November 30
After two assistants tested positive at the CDPO office and eventually lost their battle against the virus, three Supervisors have also tested positive for the contagion.
They were tested soon after they started showing Covid symptoms. Besides, a lady attendant at the Children’s Home for Girls at the Gandhi Vanita Ashram also tested positive.
While the entire staff at the DPO office as well as the Gandhi Vanita Ashram had been tested for Covid after two assistants’ death, all remaining staff members on the two premises tested positive.
As many as 150 children housed in the Children’s Home, Children’s Home for Girls and Observation Home on the Gandhi Vanita Ashram premises have tested negative. The women residents of the Widow’s Home tested negative as well.
District Programme Officer, Gurvinder Singh Randhawa said: “The three supervisors had tested positive soon after the two assistants’ reports came. The staff members at the DPO and CDPO offices housed in the district headquarters were tested for Covid. Barring the three supervisors, all staff members at the DPO and CDPO offices tested negative. Tests of all children, staff and inmates on the Gandhi Vanita premises also came out negative. Only a lady attendant tested positive and she is in home quarantine. The three supervisors are also presently in home quarantine. The office was sealed for three days as per protocol after the employees tested positive. The respective offices opened only after the reports of all employees came out negative.”
While the Deputy Commissioner had assured that all inmates at Gandhi Vanita Ashram shelter home shall be tested, the meticulous exercise was carried out a day after the staff was tested.
The DPO said the employees of the other CDPO offices across the district were also being checked and as per protocol, the inmates of Children Home for Girls (whose lady attendant was presently under home quarantine) shall be tested again after some days.
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