Heath dept conducts mass testing of police personnel, appeals to all returnees to get tested

ITANAGAR, 8 Apr: The health officials here under the leadership of Capital Complex District Medical Officer (DMO) M Perme on Thursday conducted mass Covid-19 tests for police officials who returned home after election duty in Assam and West Bengal.

A large contingent of IRBn jawans have been deployed for the assembly election duty.

Briefing the media, Dr Perme informed that “157 jawans who returned through Hollongi gate were tested and all of them returned negative in the test.”

He appealed to all those people who were either deployed on duty or had gone to vote, to get tested voluntarily before entering the state.”

“I appeal to all the departments from where employees have gone to vote or were deployed on election duty, to make their employees get tested. If given prior information, we can even arrange testing facilities,” said the DMO.

Perme also called on all the people who are returning from outside to get RT-PCR test in the best interest of the state.

Further, the DMO shared that two people have tested positive in the capital region.

“They are in home isolation and we are monitoring them,” he informed.

Informing that Covid-19 is rising at an alarming rate across India, he urged the people of the state to maintain protocol to keep themselves safe.

“The second wave is more dangerous than the first. It is spreading quickly and mortality rate is also very high,” said the DMO.

He appealed to the people to wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid social gatherings and wash hands regularly.