Death Of Udhampur Woman | 12 high risk contacts, 2 doctors among 27 isolated

Death Of Udhampur Woman | 12 high risk contacts, 2 doctors among 27 isolated
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At least 27 persons who had come into contact with the woman who died of coronavirus in Jammu, have been isolated.

"The samples of 12 high risk contacts including familymembers have been taken and at least 27 have been isolated while 22 others whocame in contact with the deceased woman have been identified," said DistrictMagistrate, Udhampur Piyush Singla.

Singla said so far 11 positive cases have been detected inUdhampur district and ten of them are active cases.

At least 179 people are in administrative quarantine, headded. Udhampur administration has declared several villages in Mangani, Jib,Rehambal, Narsoo, and Ramnagar town as red zones, and buffer zones.

Officials said two doctors, paramedical staff members andothers have been isolated in the hospital as they allegedly came in contactwith the deceased woman.

An official said that 63 year-old woman, a resident ofTikkri in Udhampur district, was bed-ridden for several years as she wassuffering from arthritis.

"She had no travel history," said the official.

Yesterday, she was rushed to hospital for treatment aftershe complained of chest congestion and fever.

After initial medical check up, the woman was referred tothe Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu as she was symptomatic.She was shifted in a private car, and the hospital did not provide herambulance.

"In GMC Hospital her sample was taken; she was shifted tothe Intensive Care Unit (ICU). However, she collapsed within hours after shewas admitted there," said the official.

"All those who brought her to the GMC Jammu werequarantined. Those came in her contact in Hospital have also been quarantined,"said the official.

Meanwhile, the deceased was cremated as per StandardOperating Protocol (SOP) by the administration and police in PersonalProtection Equipment (PPE).

Her family members were brought to the cremation ground atJogi Gate from the quarantine centre to attend her last rites, said anofficial. They were provided the PPE suits before they appeared at thecremation ground.

Police and paramilitary personnel sealed all entry and exitpoints of four residential colonies namely Bathindi, Sunjwan, Janipur andSarwal to contain spread of the coronavirus.

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