An isolation unit was set up in Tripura capital Agartala's GBP hospital with special arrangements to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in the State.
Sources in the health department informed Inside Northeast that if any symptoms similar to those associated with the virus were detected anywhere in the State, the person would be rushed to the isolation unit.
Dr. Anjan Das has been assigned the responsibility of the special unit located at the old TB ward that falls under the respiratory medicine unit of the hospital.
Meanwhile, doctors’ bodies in Tripura, such as the IMA and ATGDA, have undertaken a number of awareness programmes across the state.
Speaking to this reporter, Dr. Kanak Chowdhury of ATGDA said, “All the doctors’ bodies are taking concerted steps to generate more and more awareness among the masses. More and more awareness campaigns are being organized to create a strong public force against this disease. A special programme will be also organized at AGMC hospital on Wednesday in participation of the doctors and the students”.
Meanwhile, a huge consignment of masks has been also ordered by the state health department as preventive measure against the epidemic. “There is no scarcity of masks, but for any emergency, the department has to be prepared. The state health department cannot afford any crisis in the hour of need, so an order has been placed” informed a highly placed source in the department.
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