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Jamshedpur’s JRD Tata sports complex to be used as COVID care unit

Jamshedpur, Sept. 2: With bed occupancy reaching almost 95 per cent in Jamshedpur, East Singhbhum district administration has decided to convert JRD Tata Sports Complex into COVID Care unit. The administration has taken control over the stadium and has deputed its team for making arrangements. The positive cases have crossed 7400 mark in the district.

�We are keeping an eye on those quarantines and also sending teams for identifying �fresh suspected cases. There are several persons who have returned from abroad and have been quarantined. We want them to follow guidelines,� said an official.

 �So far we have nearly 2000 bed facilities in different blocks of the district. Still we want to keep extra beds in our hands for COVID facilities in case of emergencies. We saw the arrangements at the JRD Tata sports complex,� said East Singhbhum official.

This is apart from the screening, testing and quarantine efforts being taken by the administration. This is an awareness-cum-surveillance drive. They are informed of the symptoms and asked if any resident has them. If there is such a person, we can move them into isolation.

The idea is to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic. Officials will also visit housing societies to check anyone with COVID-19 symptoms and also tracking those discharged after showing no symptoms.

Meanwhile, district administration has ordered FIR against those tested positive for COVID-19 and giving continuously misleading contact tracing in tracking their contacts.

�We have been receiving information that those testing positive of coronavirus are giving false contact tracing report. These people have been giving wrong information about the places they visited during the home quarantine period apart from violating the terms and conditions of home quarantine,� said Suraj Kumar, deputy commissioner.

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