Depute central teams of medical experts to fight back Coronavirus; State BJP President requests

Port Blair, July 29:  Mr. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands have requested Dr. Harshwardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Mr. G. Kishen Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India to deploy a central team of Medical Experts in IPC (Infection, Prevention, and Control), Public Health, Epidemiologists, COVID-19 trained Medical Specialists in the Islands to contain the virus from spreading.

In a letter addressed to the aforesaid Ministers, Mr. Ajoy Bairagi stated that from the last one week the situation of the Island has become worrisome as there is a huge surge in COVID-19 cases.

Further, he also mentioned that Dr. Avijit Roy, the Nodal Officer, COVID-19, A & N Islands has also got infected by the virus, who was managing the situation well, “he is under specialized medical care now,” stated Mr. Bairagi.

The letter further informed that many departmental heads and staffs have been tested positive in the Islands and many Government Offices have been sealed, whereas the lack of health infrastructure in the Islands is adding to the drawback.

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