Samples of 65 taken under pool testing

Samples of 65 taken under pool testing

Aakanksha N Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 28

The samples of 65 persons were taken at the Community Health Centre (CHC), Shahkot, on Thursday as part of the Health Department’s new plan to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The reports are expected by Saturday.

Under the new plan, the sampling of people from every section of society is being done. Senior Medical Officer Dr Amardeep Singh Duggal said to check the virus spread, it was necessary to identify the person suffering from it and keep him away from others.

“A camp was organised at the Shahkot health centre under this strategy. It is a matter of relief that no positive case has come after that of a resident of Gehlan in the Shahkot block. But in the urban areas of ??Jalandhar, there are many cases. In such a situation, the danger remains in the entire district. This pool sampling will be effective in reducing this risk to a great extent,” he said.

Block Extension Educator (BEE) Chandan Mishra said Satish Rehan, head of Nagar Panchayat, Shahkot, along with his team also came for sampling. “He was the first to give his sample and after that the swabs of the remaining were taken. Those who were sampled include people coming to the Shahkot drug de-addiction centre, returnees from other states, health staff of the CHC, Shahkot, Asha workers and facilitators, health workers, Nagar Panchayat staff and street vendors from the area,” he said.

Jawahar Market resident tests negative

The corona test report of a woman, who was referred from the CHC, Shahkot, two days ago, came as negative on Wednesday. Dr Duggal said the woman was brought to the hospital with high fever. “Taking precautions, she was sent to Jalandhar for investigation. She tested negative,” he said.


Nangali Jalalpur becomes hotspot

Hoshiarpur: With four fresh cases on Thursday, the number of active patients in the district reached 21. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said these patients were residents of Nangali Jalalpur village and were in contact with another Covid positive, who died at a Jalandhar hospital a few days ago. He said the reports of 86 samples were received on Thursday, of which four were positive. So far, 2,157 samples had been taken in the district. At least 115 positive cases had been reported. While 89 patients recovered, five succumbed to the virus. The number of positive cases in the village has touched 14. All of them are contacts of deceased Lakhwinder Singh. The village was sealed last evening. OC

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