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Moga- More than 1,150 samples taken so far, 27 +ve, 522 -ve, results of rest awaits

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The Fact News Service

Moga, May 4

The Minister for Health and Family Welfare Balbir Singh Sidhu today visited district Moga to take a view of preparedness in the district in dealing with Covid cases. He appreciated the efforts of front line workers, district administration, police, health department, and all other officers who are working round the clock serving the society.

Speaking to media persons the Minister said that in order to increase the pace of testing a large number of samples simultaneously, the Punjab government had tied up with private labs too for diagnosis purposes. He said that all over the state, the positive patients were being provided the best of facilities. He also appealed people to keep social distancing, wash hands frequently, and use sanitizers to keep ourselves safe from coronavirus.

Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans informed that more than 1150 samples have been collected so far of which 27 are positive, 522 are negative and the results of rest are awaited. These also include 209 pilgrims that have returned from Sri Nanded Sahib and also a number of laborers that have come back from other states. Of the 27 positive patients, 4 have already been treated and are healthy. All the remaining 23 patients are at the isolation center at Civil Hospital Moga.

Civil Surgeon Dr. Andesh Kang informed that 253 samples of those people have been collected who had come in contact with the four ASHA workers, which have tested positive. She added that all the positive patients admitted at Civil Hospital Moga are being given a good diet to help them build their immunity.

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