COVID-19: 6 discharged from quarantine centre in Tral test positive, probe ordered

COVID-19: 6 discharged from quarantine centre in Tral test positive, probe ordered

Qayoom Khan

Pulwama, May 28: Authorities on Thursday ordered a probe to ascertain how six persons, who tested positive for COVID-19, were discharged from a quarantine center in Tral without waiting for their report to come.

 

An official told GNS that a committee comprising Additional Deputy Commissioner, Deputy CMO and BDO Tral has been constituted to look into the matter and submit its report in 3 days.

Pertinently, a few days ago a group of returnees having travel history from outside J&K were quarantined at Tral and were subsequently sampled for COVID-19.

The CMO Pulwama said that sampling, quarantining and discharge of returnees is to be done as per the government order and it is the domain of the BMO  and his medical teams.

 

Upon preliminary verification it surfaced that BMO Tral has “negligently” discharged 6 persons from the quarantine centre without waiting for their test reports, he said.

While taking cognizance of the matter, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer ordered the probe into the matter.

He said such “sheer negligence” on the part of BMO Tral has made hundreds of people vulnerable with a looming potential to spike a new series of infections in the area.

He said special teams were deputed overnight to the respective areas for quarantining of potential contacts and subsequent sampling of the same. He said that preterm discharging has made the lives of their family members and other contacts vulnerable. (GNS)