Uttarakhand Congress Leader Enters Isolation Ward, Put Under Home Quarantine For 14 Days

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 17, 2020 03:51 PM +05:30 IST
Uttarakhand Congress Leader Enters Isolation Ward, Put Under Home Quarantine For 14 Days Coronavirus
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  • According to reports, state Congress leader Suryakant Dhasmana entered an isolation ward in a medical college in Dehradun to meet suspected cases. And now he has been home quarantined for 14 days.

The Uttarakhand government is working hard against the threat and spread of Covid-19. In the midst of its efforts, a breach came to light at the Doon Medical College in the state capital on Monday afternoon.

According to reports, state Congress leader Suryakant Dhasmana entered an isolation ward in a medical college in Dehradun to meet suspected cases. And now he has been home quarantined for 14 days.

A report says that he first spoke to doctors at the emergency ward about the preparations to fight Coronavirus. After that, he took a round of the hospital.

A report on the Aaj Tak website says that Dhasmana spoke to journalists after the round of the hospital:

अस्पताल निरीक्षण के बाद पत्रकारों से बात करते हुए सूर्यकांत धस्माना ने कहा कि राज्य के सबसे बड़े सरकारी हॉस्पिटल में जिस स्तर की तैयारी होनी चाहिए वो नहीं हैं.” (Talking to reporters, Suryakant Dhasmana said that the level of preparation in the state’s largest government-run hospital is not adequate.).)

This report says that Dhasmana has accused the state government of not making satisfactory preparations to fight Coronavirus.

He is then said to have stepped into the isolation ward. Soon, ‘some people’ too entered the isolation ward for taking pictures. According to this report, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Khajan Das too was present there.

Dhasmana has said that if he was quarantined, then the same should be done for the BJP MLA. According to a report, on the other hand, Khajan Das has said that he did not meet the patient, but had gone to know about the wellbeing of the suspected cases and maintained that he had not entered the restricted ward.

The Uttarakhand government has declared novel Coronavirus an epidemic. The hill state reported its first confirmed case of Coronavirus on Sunday.  In Dehradun, a  trainee officer of the Indian Forest Service (IFS) at the Forest Research Institute (FRI) tested positive for the virus.

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