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Medical Preparedness of COVID-19 Treatment Centre again under Question Mark as Driver and Team waited for hours with Serious COVID-19 patient outside AGMC building
TIWN June 3, 2020
Medical Preparedness of COVID-19 Treatment Centre again under Question Mark as Driver and Team waited for hours with Serious COVID-19 patient outside AGMC building
PHOTO : One patient taken to GB's AGMC Treatment centre. Driver expressed massive resentment. TIWN Pic June 3, 2020

AGARTALA, June 3 (TIWN): After a woman committed suicide in GB hospital’s Flu centre now, preparedness again under question mark at the AGMC COVID-19 Treatment Centre as on Wednesday the Centre has failed to provide immediate relief to the drivers and team who came with the serious patient at the treatment centre. GB hospital’s AGMC building according to Tripura Govt is dedicated only for serious patients but the driver who brought a patient today evening had expressed massive resentment, centering the delay of the AGMC medical team and ‘lack of preparedness’ to take the patient inside.

 As a result, with the ambulance and patient, the team had to wait for hours. On the other side, COVID-19 cases are rapidly spiking up as community transmission of COVID-19 has already been alleged. But Govt says, maximum COVID-19 patients are having travel history. More 49 persons have been tested Corona-positive in Tripura crossing the number over 500.“Out of 821 samples tested today, 49 people found COVID-19 positiveMost of them have travel history and contacts”, CM tweeted. Total 520 cases till now reported in Tripura with 344 Active cases currently. Driver’s allegation against AGMC Centre team. TIWN YouTube Video June 3, 2020

It can be noted here that with the Coronavirus patients in rise in Tripura, a 150 bedded COVID-19 care centre has been opened in the International Fair ground in Hapania under Tripura Medical College (TMC) hospital. Superintendent Dr. Arindam Dutta said, “As per Govt order, it had to be done and there are 500 bed capacity but for now 150 beds are ready and if numbers of patients increase, then numbers of beds also to be increased. Only patients without symptoms or with mild-symptoms to be kept here in the COVID-19 care centre”. TMC Doctors under guidelines, will be taking care of the COVID-19 patients. Tripura COVID-19 cases continues to rise with 520 persons so far tested positive and 173 were cured. A patient who was COVID-19 suspected committed suicide in GB hospital and after her death, she was tested positive. Among the travellers and also people without travel histories are reportedly being tested COVID-19 positive. TMC hospital is located at Hapania, beside National Highway near the main city Agartala. "Hapania COVID-19 care centre to be opened from tomorrow", says Medical Superintendent, TMC Prof. Dr. Arindam Dutta. TIWN YouTube Video June 3, 2020

Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma said that cases to be increased, it is natural but things can't stop for the sake of economy as it is now a joint battle. One is against Corona and another is against Slow Economy. 

Also in Jail, Coronavirus outbreak was reported. An undertrial who was arrested a few days back in connection with drug smuggling, tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura.

Tripura government spokesman and Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that in all 29 contacts of the undertrial man, including jailors and undertrials were identified and their swab samples would be tested.

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