Coronavirus: Textile town Bhilwara under throes of the disease with 25 active cases and 6,400 under quarantine

  • More than 6,445 people under quarantine at home are being monitored through an application.
  • The Bhilwara Municipal Corporation is using sodium hypochlorite to sanitize the city.
  • Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma told IANS that stringent action should be taken against a doctor of Bangad Memorial Hospital.
Bhilwara, Rajasthan’s textile town has turned into a Coronavirus epicentre after fresh cases were reported from Bhilwara taking the count to 25 in the town.

The new positive case from Bhilwara was a 53-year-old woman who was a patient of the Bangar Hospital. The disease spread to her due to a doctor who did not isolate himself, leading the town to quarantine a large number of people.

Rajasthan in total has 57 active cases. After Bhilwara, Jaipur leads the second place with ten active cases, Jhunjhunu with 7, Jodhpur with 6, Ajmer with 4, Pratapgarh and Dungarpur with two each, Pali, Churu and Sikar with one each.

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Rajasthan’s Bhilwara became Wuhan of India

Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma told IANS that stringent action should be taken against a doctor of Bangad Memorial Hospital, whose negligence caused a crisis.

“Taking legal action against the doctor is very much in our mind; however, priority is to control the present situation. Bangad Memorial Hospital shall be seized, and a legal case shall be taken against this hospital. We are discussing this with our health machinery,” he said.

Alok Mittal, the doctor, has been accused of grave negligence as his inaction resulted in unwarranted spread. He failed to perform his due duties honestly and did not act the way he should have after receiving foreign guests at his residence, the state minister said.
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Mittal continued visiting the hospital, testing patients and meeting staff and friends without getting himself quarantined when required, said Sharma.

Highest number of suspected samples from Bhilwara

Till date, the total number of Coronavirus samples tested in Rajasthan were 4,085 out of which 3,501 were negative while 57 are positive.

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There are still 528 samples under process out of which the highest samples were from Bhilwara as reports of 258 were awaited till date.

Bhilwara hospital runs out of the blood

The Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Bhilwara ran out of AB negative blood yesterday (March 29). However, the hospital later arranged it with great difficulty. According to reports, the patient’s family got the blood in exchange with someone who needed blood for his family too.

According to a local Bhilwara media source, on Friday (March 27), there was not a single unit of AB negative blood in the hospital, and only one unit of A Negative was left.
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Police monitoring the suspects via mobile application

More than 6,445 people under quarantine at home are being monitored through an application. On the application, the person concerned has to update their status by noon every day. When a quarantined person or any member of the house goes out, an alert goes to the control room immediately.

The town also prepared 13,100 beds after fear that the situation would worsen. The suspects in Bhilwara are also kept at a Three Star Hotel and Resort for the quarantine, away from peers.

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Civic body sanitize Bhilwara streets

The Bhilwara Municipal Corporation is using sodium hypochlorite to sanitize the city.

After the first death of a Coronavirus patient in Bhilwara, the BMC re-sanitized the MG hospital, the house of the deceased and the surrounding area.

The BMC Chairman Manju Chechani said that all colonies wherever corona positives are found in the city are being sprayed twice a day.
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