Intensive Medical Examination Drive at Bhatkal

 Intensive Medical Examination Drive at Bhatkal
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Bhatkal, April 08: 
To get a clear data about the travel history of those who have returned from abroad and also to keep a tab on the health condition of their family members, the Uttara Kannada district administration has started Intensive Medical Examination Drive (IMED) from today.

All the reported COVID-19 positive persons had returned to Bhatkal from abroad between March 17 and 22. Of the total eight cases till Wednesday, three from the same house were tested positive after they came into contact with their family member who had returned from abroad.

This has made the district administration keep a tab on the health condition of the family members and ensure that they are not affected by COVID-19.

Those who had returned from abroad have completed the home quarantine period of 14 days and all are now in the reporting period. None of them have any symptoms. But this has not made the district administration sit quiet.

“To be on the safer side, we have decided to have Intensive Medical Examination Drive (IMED) and collect information on their travel history, details about the family members and health conditions of all in the house,” Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr. Harish Kumar told TheCanaraPost.

“We request all the citizens of Bhatkal who have a travel history of abroad between March 17 and 22 to cooperate with Bhatkal Taluk administration headed by Assistant Commissioner. The IMED would be conducted at a designated place. All who have the above-said travel history must voluntarily cooperate with the administration and disclose all the information to the best of their knowledge,” he added.

The DC has also said that as the drive is directly connected to the society, any willful disobedience and purposeful hiding of the necessary information would be dealt with under the relevant provisions of prevailing laws of the land.

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