Treatment of both Corona patients started, Citizens should take all necessary precaution

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Pune, March 10, 2020: The two patients were found Corona positive in Pune city had returned from Dubai. Both are quarantined at Naidu Hospital in Pune and the treatment has already started. The condition of both of them is stable. Mild symptoms of Corona were found in one of these two patients, whereas the other has not yet shown any symptoms. The information about all the people who came in contact with these two patients and the places where they have visited, is been observed, keenly. The citizens should take due precautions appealed Divisional Commissioner of Pune, Dr Deepak Mhaisekar.

Giving details he further said that both the patients were tested and the information about the places they travelled in last fortnight had been gathered. It is learnt that both of had visited Dubai with a group of 40 people in February end and returned home on 1st of March. One of these two patients had problems and he visited the doctor on 8th of March. His reports were formed positive but because Dubai had not been included in the list of affected nations declared by the union government, these two were not quarantined on 1st of March when the returned India.

Dr Mhiasekar said that the information of all the people who came in contact with these two patients and also the places where they visited has been received. The screening of their family members, friends and the officers and employees where they are working, will also be done. As of nowthe samples of three family members had been sent for tests. He also said that the names, contact numbers and addresses of the 40 people with whom these two patients visited Dubai, has also been collected. It revealed that they belong to various districts so the administration of these districts have been asked to go for the tests of all these people and the process has been started.

The divisional commissioner also said that the information of the people with whom these two patients came to Pune from Mumbai by taxi had also been obtained and as a part of preventive measure, they have been admitted to the hospitals for observation.

Mr Mhaisekar further said that for gathering information of all those people who came in contact with these two patients, five various squads have been constituted, They include officers and employees from revenue, health and police department and from both the Municipal Corporations. They had been assigned the job to verify whether or not the people with symptoms of Corona are found in the places where the duo visited or among the people, whom they met.

Till date 207 bed Intensive Care Unit has been erected at 21 places in the jurisdiction of both the municipal corporation. Also, the Quarantine (isolated wards) are prepared for combating any situation with full might. Appealing to all the doctors of district through the Indian Medical Association (IMA), he said that the doctors should keep the information of all the patients who are coming to India from foreign lands, separately.

District magistrate Naval Kishore Ram, commissioner of Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC) Shravan Hardikar, additional commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Rubal Agrawal, Joint Police Commissioner Dr Ravindra Shisve, deputy commissioner Pratap Jadhav, Deputy Director of Health Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, residence Deputy Collector Dr Rajashree Katare, district civil surgeon Dr Ashok Nandapurkar, Dr. Ramchandra Hankare, district health officer Dr. Bhagwan Pawar, sub-divisional officer Santosh Kumar Deshmukh, Sachin Baravkar, Dr Mitesh Ghatte, district disaster management officer Vitthal Banote and others were present on the occasion.