Jamshedpur, May 20: The district administrations of East Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharswan have sounded alert with a rise in fresh cases of Covid-19.
In the last two weeks, Tata Main Hospital ( TMH) Jamshedpur has conducted 1016 RT-PCR diagnostic test for COVID-19 which includes 121 tests conducted on May 15. The hospital has converted one entire building for COVID-19. The four COVID-19 positive patients admitted in the hospital are stable and are doing fine.
Further, Tata Steel through Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) launched a 10 point #CombatCovid19 programme for the communities in and around its operational areas. TSF has been focusing on addressing the issues of migrant labourers, in coordination with the East Singhbhum district administration.
The first Covid-19 positive case was reported in Seraikela-Kharsawan in the form of a 23-year-old of Ichagarh block with travel history to Maharashtra who was kept in quarantine and his report was found to be positive from MGM virology department on Tuesday. The youth was shifted to Tata Main Hospital Covid ward in Jamshedpur on Tuesday late evening.
East Singhbhum district also got it’s sixth Covid-19 positive case in the form of a 20-year-old migrant from Jugsalai with travel history to Mumbai and was kept in Jugsalai quarantine center. The youth was taken to Tata Main Hospital Covid ward after his report was found posiive by MGM virology department. A senior district official confirmed about the detection of the new case, and confirmed that the person tested Covid positive is a resident of the steel city.
The first positive case of Covid-19 was also reported from West Singhbhum at Chaibasa. The youth is of 22 year old and had returned from Chennai on May 14.
Most of the cases reported in Kolhan Division are that of migrant labourers. The administration has asked the authorities to ensure strict screening of the people coming back to the city. Special focus is being laid on the screening.
The administration has also set a screening centre at Loyola School where the swab is being collected from those suspects returning back to the city.
The administration has formed teams at block-level and also in three civic bodies of Jamshedpur, Jugsalai and Mango for strict vigil on suspected cases.
Accordingly, extensive discussions were held with the civil society organisations regarding the setting up of migrant resource centers. In an endeavour to address end-to-end needs arising with the arrival of migrant workers into the state, the District Response Coordination Group has shared specific formats across blocks for collating information to track the details of migrant workers and thereafter to link them with MGNREGA scheme for livelihoods. So far, TSF has reached out to 5122 people across 22 States. Through enabling linkages to registration, a total of 600 travel registrations were done to enable people to come home.