How Bandipora authorities mishandled the case of patient tested positive for virus

‘CMO Bandipora, MS GMC Baramulla play blame game’

How Bandipora authorities mishandled the case of patient tested positive for virus

Bandipora: The 22-year-old B. Tech student from Bandipora who was tested positive from COVID-19 was allegedly mishandled by the authorities in Bandipora and Baramulla as well, sources said.

According to wire service- the 22-year-old student was mishandled by the authorities from the day he arrived in Kashmir from Andra Pradesh where is pursuing his studies. Sources said that when he had arrived at Srinagar airport 0n 22nd March, he was ferried to Baramulla as his father is working in health department and is posted in Sopore. “He was later quarantined in GMC Baramulla and his sample was taken on 23rd March, which was sent to Srinagar for testing. On 24th of March he was taken to Bandipora after Medical Superintendent GMC Baramulla informed the officials in Bandipora that the person be taken to Bandipora and quarantined there,” they said.

Medical Superintendent GMC Baramulla Dr. Syed Masood Bukhari told KNO that he had informed the officials in Bandipora that a patient from Bandipora has been quarantined here and be taken to Bandipora and quarantined there only.However, as per SOP, any person who has been quarantined and his/her sample has been taken for testing shall not be ferried to another place till his test report is not clear. But in this case there seems to be a clear violation of the guidelines as some serious lapses have been made in handling the case.

When asked about informing the officials in Bandipora that the patient’s sample has already been taken for testing, Dr. Masood said that he had informed the Chief Medical Officer Bandipora telephonically and he had also mentioned on discharge certificate of the patient that his samples.