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COVID 19: ALL 19 SAMPLES NEGATIVE; NO SUSPECTED PATIENT IN LUDHIANA DISTRICT

Ludhiana, March 21:
District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner  Pradeep Kumar informed that there is no suspected patient of COVID 19 in district Ludhiana till now. He said that the health department had taken 19 samples till date and all of them have been negative.

The District Magistrate has appointed all Electoral Officers as Coronavirus Vigilance Officers for their respective constituencies. These officials would ensure that all directions of the government are complied with in their respective areas through sector and booth coronavirus vigilance officials and the important reports being submitted on time.
He informed that the Union Government has fixed price of hand sanitiser. As per the notification, the price of 200 ml bottle containing hand sanitiser cannot be more than Rs 100, and the price of hand sanitiser in other packings would also be fixed as per the above mentioned price. This price would remain in force till June 30, 2020.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that two buildings such as the girls hostel of Meritorious School and Parker House in PAU have been designated as “quarantine wards”. He took a round of these sites today and showed satisfaction over the arrangements. He informed that Meritorious School principal Col Amarjit Singh and PAU Estate Officer Dr Ashok Kumar have been appointed as nodal officers. He said that Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga has been asked to ensure proper arrangements at these places. He informed that some other places in the district would also be announced as quarantine wards.
Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal also directed MC Commissioner, all SDMs, MC officials, BDPOs, Executive Officers to ensure that they provide information about all persons who have come back after visiting foreign countries in their respective areas so that this information can be shared with the health department.
He directed that this information should be provided daily in the set performa at health department’s helpline number 01612444193 and WhatsApp number 9814310675 without fail.

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