Press Reporter News Service
Patiala, September 29
Because the paddy procurement kicks off, the Patiala well being division has already began particular screening in grain markets to curb the unfold of the coronavirus.
The well being division on Tuesday took coronavirus samples of farmers, labourers, and commissioned brokers on the Seel grain market, right here.
Nevertheless, of the 60 samples taken of the mentioned grain market, none examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
The well being division knowledgeable that that they had chalked out a plan for sampling at grain markets even earlier than the paddy season began.
It’s pertinent to say that Punjab Meals, Civil Provides, and Client Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu had flagged off the paddy procurement at Rajpura Grain Market on Sunday and claimed that masks, soaps, and sanitizers have been supplied to farmers on the grain markets.
Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra mentioned they might maintain screening camps at varied grain markets within the district to stem the unfold.
He mentioned, “We now have already began the screening at grain markets. All of the stakeholders within the paddy procurement can be examined for the coronavirus. Early detection of the instances will assist to curb the native unfold.”
In the meantime, Patiala on Tuesday reported solely 71 instances of coronavirus. Of the 71 optimistic instances, 42 have been reported from Patiala metropolis, 9 Rajpura, one Dudhan Sadhan, two Samana, two Harpalpur, and one from Dudhan Sadhan. In addition to, 4 instances every have been reported from Bhadson and Kauli Block.
Dr Malhotra knowledgeable that the district rely of optimistic instances was 11,469 whereas 9,839 sufferers had already recovered from the virus.