Shillong, May 31: A constable of Meghalaya police, posted in New Delhi, has tested positive for COVID-19, authorities informed.
Assistant Inspector General of Police, Gabriel K Ïangrai in a statement issued here informed that the personnel had reported sick on May 22 and he was attended by the unit doctor of the battalion on the same day, after which he was kept under isolation in Wazirabad.
“However, since his health was not improving, he was referred to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, New Delhi on May 23 and the medical officials after checking upon his health condition placed him under mandatory quarantine in the hospital,” Ïangrai said.
He said that as the personnel is under quarantine in the hospital, attendants could not be provided to him as the current protocols prohibits having attendants in the quarantine units.
He also said that the unit doctor of the battalion is constantly in contact with the medical officials of the hospital, who are treating him even as Ïangrai added that he is convalescing.
“Further tests will be conducted to ascertain whether the official will be fit to be discharged in the coming days,” a statement from the Meghalaya Police stated.
The statement from the Meghalaya Police also informed that the commandant and company commanders of the battalion are also in contact with their personnel since the day he was admitted at the hospital and essential assistances are rendered to him as per the permitted protocol.
“As a preventive measure battalion officials who came into direct contact with the patient are also placed under isolation and necessary medical assistance have been assisted to these officials,” Ïangrai said.
He also said that Meghalaya Police is closely monitoring and coordinating with the officials of the department at Delhi, and his return to Meghalaya will be depending upon the clearance from the authorities of the hospital, which is as per the established protocols.
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