Shillong: Leaving several other people at risk, a pharmacist from Civil Hospital, Shillong who was awaiting his COVID-19 test results was sent to a quarantine centre in one of the hotels in the city had violated quarantine protocols and had travelled to South West Khasi Hills District.
The pharmacist’s COVID-19 results had tested positive for the virus since he was one of the high risk contacts of a COVID-19 positive case at Civil Hospital.
“On August 4, the person had gone to Rangthong PHC to drop his misses and even used an ATM when travelling and when returning he visited other places and later went back to the hotel without the knowledge of any of the authorities. When his results came out positive he has been moved to a corona care centre and after he recovers then we will take a call what actions to be taken,” said Director of Health Services, Dr Aman Warr.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner of South West Khasi Hills District had also issued a notification that all the staff at Rangthong PHC present in the office since August 4 was to undergo home quarantine immediately.
The notification also stated that the PHC will be closed for two days while contact tracing, testing and sanitization is being done. During this period, Mawkyrwat CHC will cater to all health requirements of villages falling under Rangthong PHC.