No positive case of Coronavirus

The reports of all the suspects in Raj have been found negative so far; many suspects have been kept in isolation

Jaipur: The deadly Coronavirus threat has alerted the state health machinery. With suspicious cases being reported from various parts of the state, ACS Health Rohit Kumar Singh on Monday asked his team to pull up their socks through a video conference (VC).

Singh took feedback from every district administration and the concerned health officials. He also instructed them to strictly follow international guidelines to thwart the coronavirus threat. Additional director (Rural Health) Dr Ravi Praksh Sharma gave the status of the 26 people marked so far. Out of 26, nine have been admitted to hospitals while 19 were safe in their homes.

The VC was attended by all the top health officials and they also briefed about the use of PP kit and precautions to be taken while approaching a suspicious patient.

So far, two MBBS students in Barmer have been put in isolation ward. Both had returned from Wuhan (China) just a few days ago before the global warning was sounded. Samples of both the students have been sent to Jaipur for diagnosis. The students will be monitored closely till their medical test reports confirm or otherwise. Meanwhile after Kishangargh in Ajmer now two suspect cases have come to light in Beawar. The district administration immediately rushed to the two students who had arrived from China where they study. Both have been tested for Swine Flu apart from Coronavirus. Their samples have been sent to Jaipur and Delhi. Family members of both have been given necessary instructions. The students will be closely monitored for next 15 days by local health officials.

The Beawar administration is also preparing a list of all the people who had come in contact with these two students after their arrival from China. Udaipur had its share of scare when a Chinese tourist reported high fever on reaching Delhi after a four-day stay at Hotel Udaigarh in Udaipur. She was there on a tourist visit and now has been admitted to RML Hospital in Delhi.

On the other hand former Alwar MP Dr Karan Singh Yadav opposed the stand taken by some local Congressmen on creating an isolation centre in Alwar. He said that he is a qualified physician and sees no harm in shifting Indians from China in Alwar. He emphasized that one should always serve the country whenever there is a chance.