Action will be taken against health worker who violates quarantine protocols: DHS

Shillong Aug 06: One traffic police personnel, a vendor who sold tea at Khyndai Lad and a pharmacist who visited South West Khasi Hills district by breaking the quarantine protocol tested positive for COVID-19, and the government has decided to take action against this health worker.

The health worker works as pharmacist at the Shillong Civil Hospital and move out of the government quarantine Centre and dropped his wife to Rangthong PHC in South West Khasi Hill district a few days back.

The PHC has been closed, and all staff of the health centre have been asked to quarantine.

DHS (MI), Dr Aman War said that this health worker was a contact of another positive person at Shillong Civil Hospital and was asked to quarantine but he went to drop his wife to Rangthong PHC.

His samples were taken for testing and the test came out positive, Dr. War said., adding that he has been taken to the Corona care centre.

Dr War informed that this person on the way back to Shillong from South West Khasi Hills district, had entered an ATM at Mawkyrwat and other places.

The DHS also informed that the PHC at Rangthong has been closed, and all staffs have been put under quarantine.

Dr War hope that the wife of the pharmacist would test negative.

On action against him for violating the quarantine protocols, Dr War said that action would be initiated for breaking quarantine after his quarantine period ended.

The health worker, traffic police personnel and the tea vendor are among the 51 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state on Thursday.

There are 640 active cases, 345 persons who have recovered and five deaths.