Seven cases including a woman bank official tested positive in border district
Earlier, on June 17, six persons including Ferozepur ADC (D) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu were tested positive
Ferozepur: Seven more cases have been reported Corona positive in this border district. As per information, now overall the number of active cases is 17. Sources revealed that in two different cases, mother-son and father-son duo in Mallanwala (Total 4 cases) besides a woman bank official have also been tested positive. Notably, the husband of the female bank employee is also a bank official which is situated in the heart of the city most of the time remains crowded.
As soon as the news was spread, the officials belonging to health department swung into action. Both the banks where the couple was working have been sealed. Source revealed that more than 21 staff members, who were in contact with these officials, have been home quarantined and the sample are being taken.
Earlier, on June 17, six persons including Ferozepur ADC (D) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu were tested positive. While there was no clue on how the ADC got infected, the rest of the five cases were traced as the contacts of the Senior Railway Official who was tested positive last week. The said official identified as Ram Kumar Senior DME died while undergoing treatment at CMC Ludhiana on June 16 due to cardiac arrest.
Meanwhile, Gurpal Singh Chahal DC Ferozepur said that overall 67 cases have been reported till date in this border district out of which 45 have been recovered from this deadly disease. “out of 17 active cases, one has been home isolated while others have been admitted in the isolation ward of civil hospital” said DC Chahal.
Navdeep Singh, Civil Surgeon said that the sampling of 8015 suspected patients have been completed out of eighty three percent have been tested negative. He said that a team of 745 ASHA workers along with a team health department have screened 31, 663 persons during door to door survey under “Mission Fateh” programme launched by the state government