Health department asks people to avoid crowded places
Jamshedpur, March 4: Union tribal affairs minister and Khunti MP Arjun Munda has tweeted that he will not be attending any Holi Milan (get together) functions. “In view of opinions of the world that one should avoid crowded places and community function, I have decided this year not to attend any Holi Milan functions,” Munda tweeted this afternoon in Hindi.
Significantly, the senior BJP leader from Jharkhand every year used to host a grand Holi Milan function at his house in Old Circular Road in Ranchi. Sources close to the Union minister said that this year there would be no Holi Milan function.
“ The situation is becoming serious with fresh positive cases of the virus being reported in the country. We want to make people aware of the necessary steps they should take while enjoying festival of colours to avoid getting infected with viral diseases like novel coronavirus as during this festival people tend to go mix with lots of people during community functions and play colour on each other. The advisories were sent this evening to all the districts and is loosely based on the WHO guidelines,” said a senior health official.
Meanwhile, MGM superintendent Dr Sanjay Kumar said that though they are prepared with the isolation ward but are currently doing with the surgical mask. The fear of Coronavirus has gripped the steel city. Two persons who had returned from China also underwent a blood and throat swab test through the district civil surgeon office.
Incidentally, as per the state IDSP protocols, any symptoms of cold, cough and fever would need these patients to be kept under isolation wards set up in government health center. In the city, Sadar Hospital in Khasmahal has two-bed isolation center while MGM Hospital in Sakchi has an eight-bed isolation center.
“We cannot take risk by simply taking information from the visitors on the phone about their condition as they might try to suppress the symptoms so our team conducts random inspection of the house of visitors and check his health personally. We have got two more names one in Mango and in Birsanagar and would be visiting them tomorrow,” said an official in the district civil surgeon office.
Meanwhile, MGM superintendent Dr Sanjay Kumar said that though they are prepared with the isolation ward but are currently doing with the surgical mask.