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Pune: Pregnant women put in home isolation

The Shikrapur doc had performed sonography for 69 expecting women between April 6 and eight

After a Pune-based radiologist, practicing in Shikrapur at present, examined sure for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), panic has unfold in the district, with authorities springing into action to spot contacts of the virus-infected scientific practitioner. Officials will start surveying the 31 villages in the district to locate people who had most probably come into contact with him. As a precautionary measure, authorities have now put 144 pregnant women who most likely got here into contact with the doctor beneath house quarantine.

The radiologist reportedly complained of breathlessness a couple of days ago. He got himself hospitalised in line with the indicators and examined sure for COVID-19 on Tuesday. His report has raised issues since he had performed sonography for a couple of expecting women at his medical institution in Shikarpur in the past few days. The district management has started taking immediate measures to spot most probably suspects from the world. A crew of officers from Zilla Parishad (ZP) and state health department visited Shikrapur on Tuesday to take inventory of the situation and establish the suspects. It has come to light that the doctor had visited his medical institution in Shikarpur on April 6, 7 and eight. In those 3 days, he had performed sonography for about 69 pregnant women from the world. These women have been tracked down and put beneath house quarantine. Apart from those 69 women who got here into direct contact with the doctor, some 75 other women had additionally visited the sanatorium in the past few days. To be at the safer side, even those women have been requested to stay beneath house quarantine. While most of these women are asymptomatic these days, they're going to need to undergo exams beginning Wednesday.

Speaking to Mirror, an officer from ZP, who's coordinating the operation, said “While the radiologist visited the ability for 3 consecutive days, other doctors too visited the medical institution. The radiologist claimed that he had taken all needed care like wearing protective gears while undertaking sonography. However, we don't want to depart anything else to likelihood and feature started taking measures.”

The house has now been sealed and extensive survey is about to begin in the 31villages where the ladies belong to. Considering the headaches concerned, the groups can also be doing counselling of the families along side check-ups. Speaking to Mirror, Ayush Prasad, ZP CEO, said, “We have shaped 60 groups to scan 31villages. The fact that those women have no longer proven any symptoms in the past seven days is a good sign. However, we are taking important precautions. Instead of institutional quarantine, we've put them in house quarantine. Cops have additionally been deployed. We will start swab collection on the rural hospitals in the villages.”

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