Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 21
Two persons tested positive for Covid in the district today, one is a resident of Khanna and the other is an employee of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) posted here.
The woman (62) from Khanna belongs to Goh village. Her condition deteriorated after which she was admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. She had not been feeling well since May 5. She first took medicine from a doctor in the village. When her condition didn’t improve, she visited a doctor at Khanna on May 12 who asked her to get herself tested for Covid.
The woman attended a marriage function at Rasulda village and also attended a bhog ceremony at Ber Kalan village. All those who came in contact with the woman and her family have been quarantined and the village has been sealed by the administration.
The RPF jawan is a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. Three RPF personnel posted in Ludhiana have tested positive so far.
A total of 131 persons have been declared as cured in the district. As many as 5,753 persons were home-quarantined in the district, of which 2,606 persons are still confined to their homes.
Civil Hospital staff express gratitude
Meanwhile, the staff of the Civil Hospital have thanked Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Health Minister Balbir Sidhu for a rapid intervention with regard to their demands by providing them with quality masks. On May 19, the doctors went on strike in protest against the poor quality of N95 masks provided to them. Four Class IV employees of the Civil Hospital, who tested positive for Covid, had blamed the low quality masks for them falling ill.
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajesh Bagga, said in future, a committee would check the quality of such products thoroughly.
‘Cardiac patients should not exercise wearing masks’
Dr RP Singh, MD and Senior Cardiac Surgeon of Pancham Hospital, has advised patients suffering from heart diseases not to do exercise while wearing masks. “The level of carbon dioxide in the body increases while running. This can also increase your heartbeat. Due to rapid breathing, part of carbon dioxide gets trapped in the mask which causes difficulty in breathing. This condition can be quite fatal for patients suffering from various heart diseases. Normal people may also face trouble doing running exercises while wearing masks,” said Dr Singh.
People not wearing mask to be fined Rs200
Commissioner of Police Rakesh Kumar Agrawal has said from Friday, any person found not wearing mask would be fined Rs 200 by the police. He said for strict enforcement of curfew past 7 pm, 110 special nakas are set up daily by around 1,600 police personnel.
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