No suspected novel coronavirus patient in Ludhiana till now
People should not believe in rumours on social media: civil surgeon
Ludhiana: In view of the Novel Coronavirus scare globally, several rumours have started spreading specially on social media. The District Administration and Health Department has denied one such rumour, that is active on social media regarding suspected Novel Coronavirus patients of district Ludhiana.
Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga has clarified that the list of seven “patients” gone viral on social media is neither suspected or patients themselves. He informed that not even a single suspected patient has been found in district Ludhiana. He said that the health department is already in touch with all persons who have come from abroad or from countries/areas affected with this disease. He informed that the health department officials tried to establish contact with the persons mentioned in the viral list, but they could not. That is why, they had written to Police Commissionerate Ludhiana regarding the same. He informed that the Police has been asked to establish contact with these persons to ensure that they visit their nearest government hospital and get checked. He said that the health department would be able to assess whether they are suspected or patients only after their check-up.
Dr Bagga has appealed to the residents to not fall prey to any rumours spread on social media. He clarified that the situation in district Ludhiana is fully under control.