Epidemic Disease Act- 1987 was enforced in Tripura to make emergency services by doctors and medical staff mandatory, if any outbreak of coronavirus arises
Agartala: With an eye to the rising tension among the citizens and death in the national capital, Tripura government has enforced the Epidemic Disease Act- 1987 in the state so that any measure can be taken at any place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, said chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
Speaking with reporters, Deb said that the Act was enforced to make emergency services by doctors and medical staff mandatory if any such situation arises. He also said that all the district magistrates (DMs) were put on alert.
“There is no need to be worried as not a single case of coronavirus infection (Covid-19) is reported in the state so far and the state government is closely monitoring the situation.”
Deb also appealed to the citizens not to pay attention to any kind of rumors spreading over the coronavirus outbreak. He also cautioned the people saying that any kind of attempt to spread rumor would merely invite legal action.
“Several medical teams have already been placed at various entry points like Airport, Railway stations and Check Posts for the screening of travelers. Besides, there are arrangements of special isolation wards at GBP and TMC hospitals,” Deb said.
The border has been sealed except Akhaura Integrated Check post. Special teams have been formed in the state since January 28.
In Tripura, altogether 37 people were screened. They were under observation in the isolation ward of GB Hospital. In the report, all 37 cases were found to be negative, Deb added.
He also appealed to the people to visit the nearest healthcare institutions in case of any symptoms like cold cough and fever.
The government has also ordered to distribute leaflets having awareness notes on the preventive measures in local language in various parts of the state to raise awareness among the citizens.