Authorities have ordered a probe on the chain of sequence to find out whether there was any negligence in the handling of the 22-year-old youth from Bandipora who tested positive for coronavirus.
The youth after reporting at a hospital in Bandipora was ferried to GMC Baramulla in the official vehicle of a Block Medical Officer, who is now in quarantine.
Officials said that after his samples was taken at GMC Baramulla, he was again taken in the same vehicle to Dak Banglow Bandipora where authorities have set up a quarantine facility and other persons were already kept there.
They said that there seems to be negligence on part of some officials at Bandipora as well at GMC Baramulla in dealing with the youth. In order to fix the responsibility, the authorities in Bandipora have ordered a probe.
“We have ordered an inquiry in order to fix the responsibility,” Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza, said.
Meanwhile, officials in Sopore and Sogam Kupwara have appealed the people who came in contact, directly or indirectly, with the 22-year-old youth as well as another covid-19 patient from Hyderpora, who is actually from Sopore, to come forward and reveal details to the concerned health authorities and take measures as are advised.
A senior government functionary in Sopore said the patient from Hyderpora is a known businessman and he spent a day and a half in the apple town where he met many people. GNS