Jamshedpur, June 22: Passengers of all trains coming from outside the state are being subjected to Covid-19 tests at Tatanagar railway station. Apart from the Rapid Antigen Test, passengers who have a double dose certificate of vaccination are being sent out of the station after checking the certificate. During the last 48 hours, 512 people were tested in which all the people were found negative. Dr Rajeev Lochan Mahato, who is monitoring the Covid test team, urged the passengers that everyone must get the test done. On the spot, the team is appealing and counselling the passengers to get the Covid-19 test done.
Dr Mahto said that infection can be avoided only with Covid-19 vaccine. People must get it done and motivate their family members to get vaccinated. The Covid investigation team included Kundan Kumar, Nageshwar Murm, Tapan Mandal, Sanjay Kumar Dubey etc.
Officials of Tatanagar railway station informed that the situation is being constantly monitored and coordinated at all levels. Desks have been set up all over the railway system and the staff has been sensitized and educated about the subject. The collaboration and coordination with the concerned health authorities are also being ensured.
“Volunteers are being deputed along with the help desk so that the workers do not face any problem. In view of the convenience and safety of passengers, adequate amounts of face masks, hand sanitizers and other materials will also be made available in all buses. From here, workers of various blocks and other districts of East Singhbhum district will be dispatched by bus to their destination, where all the quarantines will be done for seven days as per the instructions of the State government. After seven days, they will be allowed to go home if they come back negative in the RAT test.
Information, Education, & Communication (IEC) material (posters and pamphlets) regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) are being prominently displayed for awareness of the general public in local language at railway stations and in trains and are also being distributed to patients visiting hospitals and in Railway colonies. Audio and video clips are being played at railway stations to spread awareness. Public announcements are being made at stations.
The medical staff has been advised that if any patient of Coronavirus disease is suspected or reported in any of the Railway Hospital/Health Unit in Zone/PU, the same may be informed to the Railway Board and local health authorities immediately. Control rooms and Telephone helplines have been set up at all Railway hospitals.