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COVID-19: Another alleged medical negligence reported in Dimapur

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Dimapur, July 23: In what appears to be an alleged case of medical negligence on the part of Railway Medical Doctor that could surge the number of new COVID-19 positive cases in Dimapur, a railway staff who was having symptoms similar to coronavirus infection was neither tested for the virus, nor taken for treatment.
According to a complaint lodged with CMO Dimapur by Netaji Railway Colony Council against Railway Medical Doctor, Dr. V S Thomas, the person was suffering from severe fever from a week and the doctor was informed about it, but still the doctor displayed negligence which has put the entire colony at risk.
Reportedly, the person was sharing room with two others, who also tested positive for coronavirus and even after that, neither the room was sanitized nor the person was immediately tested.
It is only when the news of the patient spread after two others tested positive for COVID-19 that he was taken to the Covid Care Centre.
Till Thursday, from the same area, 4 persons have tested positive for the virus, and while the Railway officials made a list of 27 persons as part of the contact tracing process. The council believes the number could be much more.
“This is a time where the doctors are required to remain vigilant and take due precaution and necessary measures so that all those persons who are at risk are sent for medical check-up. However in the instant case the Doctor has not approached the person and it is due to the negligence of such doctors the entire colony is at risk (sic),” the Council mentioned in its complaint.
According to the GB of the Colony, N. Lasuh, the CMO, Dr. Tiasunup Pongener, has assured necessary actions.
Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the Council has barricaded the Railway Colony so as to contain the virus. (Page News Service)

2 more Rly Staff test Covid-19 positive
Dimapur, July 23: Two more Railway staff of the Parcel office have tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the total number of Railway employees testing positive to four. Four of them are residents of Railway Colony.
All the four employees have been shifted to COVID Care Centre.
Following the detection of the positive cases, the Railway Colony Council has barricaded the colony and imposed restriction on the movement of people and vehicles.
In this regard, DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, IAS has ordered sealing of Railway Parcel Section Office, Railway Union Employees Colony and General Railway Police DS Flat with immediate effect till further orders.
He further cautioned that any person violating the containment measures will be liable to be proceeded as per the provision of Section 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC. (Page News Service)