Bhopal: Training was given to field officers and other concerned people through video conference to prevent Novel Corona virus in the presence of Principal Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Pallavi Jain Govil, in Mantralaya on Tuesday. Information on various measures including respiratory etiquette was given during the training.
Along with this, guidelines in connection with notification of Government of India Travel Advisory, Public Health Act and organizing mass events was given. All the Chief Medical and Health Officers, Civil Surgeons cum Hospital Superintendents, Pathologists, District Surveillance Officers and epidemiologists took part in the training.
The state surveillance unit is constantly monitoring the status of Novel Corona virus infection. It was informed in the bulletin issued by the unit that there is no positive case in the state so far.
Till date, 917 travelers from the countries affected by the Novel Corona virus have been identified. Out of these, 473 passengers have been kept in isolation in their homes and the surveillance of 368 passengers has been completed. Samples of 38 suspected cases were sent to NIV Pune, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Nagpur, AIIMS Bhopal and NIRTH Jabalpur for investigation out of which report of 29 has come negative and report of 9 is awaited. Passengers returning from affected countries are being screened at Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Chhatarpur and Gwalior airports. So far, 11,674 passengers have been screened.