Jamshedpur, Jan 4: The number of Coronavirus positive cases in the East Singhbhum district stands at 17,678 at present and the number of active cases is 222. The figure of 17,678 includes the 12 fresh cases of Covid-19 detected from a Bistupur-based hotel last week and 14 cases reported on January 4. The health department is conducting random tests to trace patients. On an average 20 fresh cases are being reported every day.
East Singhbhum district health department officials recently carried out a dry-run for Covid vaccination at two health hubs in the East Singhbhum district. A total of 50 health department workers were subjected to the dry-run for the Covid vaccines at the Sadar Hospital in Khasmahal in Jamshedpur and at the Ghatsila sub-divisional hospital.
District civil surgeon RN Jha said zone-wise teams have been formed to trace the returnees based on their phone numbers and addresses. He said that the teams will keep a vigil on their quarantine period.
“We are keeping a record on those returning. Some people had used their international contact numbers for ticket booking which is a hurdle in tracing them. We are verifying the list of returnees,” said another official.
The dry-run was carried out as per the Central health ministry guidelines. The drive began at 9 am and continued till 12.30 pm in presence of district civil surgeon RN Jha and district chief medical officer, Sahir Pal at the Sadar Hospital and Ghatsila sub-divisional hospital respectively.
Jha said that they followed all the steps in carrying out the mock drill of the vaccination as per the Central health ministry’s guideline so that when the actual vaccination programme will start then they would not have to face any difficulty in the process.