Corona Virus India: The patient flew from Bangalore to Dubai on February 17. Later on February 22, he went to Hyderabad and contacted a private hospital complaining of fever. He was sent to Gandhi Medical Hospital on March 1 for his flu.
The Karnataka Health Department has conducted a medical examination and has taken a total of 25 blood samples from Bengaluru-based Teki, who were tested positive for coronavirus in Hyderabad on Monday. The department also examined the occupants of the apartment where Teki stayed, along with one of his roommates.
The patient flew from Bangalore to Dubai on February 17. Later on February 22, he went to Hyderabad and contacted a private hospital complaining of fever. He was sent to Gandhi Medical Hospital on March 1 for his flu.
Tuesday, Karnataka Health Minister B. Sreeramulu, medical education minister Dr K. Sudhakar meeting with the health department has taken precautionary measures to prevent the virus reviewed.
“Once we received information about Tekka from the Telangana Department of Health, we found all the contacts he made in the two days after his return from Dubai. Twenty-five of the company he works for are isolated and screened in their homes. We have contacted all the passengers on the bus he traveled and they were examined. “He also collected the blood samples of all the passengers on the flight from Dubai to Bangalore,” Sriramulu said.
The Health Department has ordered 25 employees to work from home. officials gave a chemical wash to a bus from Bangalore to Hyderabad. The department also visited the Techie apartment where he stayed and examined all the residents of the 92 flats in the building and collected the blood sample of his roommate.
Dr. K. Sudhakar said, “Our initial contacts with all of the techie approach them for 14 days and we will follow up and monitor them.”
The department has set up isolation wards in all district government hospitals and 1,690 private hospitals in the state.
Karnataka Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey said, “Two institutions – the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and the National Institute of Virology near Nimhans are testing the coronavirus samples.”
List of Do not do these things is issued to drivers and conductors
C Shikha Managing Director of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has not advised all employees, including drivers and conductors, to wear masks.
The consultant stated that although the bus staff were asked to avoid contact with people suffering from severe respiratory infections, people should not touch their eyes, nose and mouth with their hands. “Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. Sneeze and cough in the arm or elbow instead of the ground. If you suspect that you are sick or helping someone who is ill, use the mask. ”
Bengaluru’s largest bus terminal, Kempegowda bus station, has also been put on high alert since Tuesday morning. “Official communication has been sent to all depots to clean the interior surfaces of buses, including door handle, armrest and other parts, such as chlorine or alcohol-based disinfectants,” said Shikha.
Another BMTC official said an internal communication campaign for staff has already been launched since February to raise awareness of preventive measures. “Staff, drivers and conductors were sent information via WhatsApp, pamphlets and email. The campaign has now been enhanced with inputs from the World Health Organization and the Department of Health on LCD screens in very crowded areas, ”the official said.
Similar measures have been taken by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), which operates inter-state bus services in other states as well.
The Department of Health has so far tested 39,399 people at the Bangalore International Airport, sent 245 samples for testing, of which 238 were negative, and 179 passengers completed the 28-day inspection.
After a positive coronavirus case was confirmed in neighboring Telangana, the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department has issued four border districts – Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Raichur – on high alert.