Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)
Mangaluru, Sep 16: The vehicles approaching from three districts of Kerala were checked under the leadership of district officer at Talapady, Kerala-Karnataka border in view of the Nipah virus scare.
The team in the leadership of health officers and ASHA workers tested the temperatures of passengers arriving from three Kerala districts at Talapady checkpoint from 9 am on Saturday September 16. Passengers in nearly 60 vehicles from KL 9, KL 10, KL 11, Kozhikode and Calicut were subjected to thermal scanning. None of the passengers were found to be suffering from fever till evening.
District health officer Dr Navin Chandra Kulal, taluk health officer Dr Sujay Bhandary, community health officers Dr Gopi Prakash, Dr Anita and ASHA workers took part.
“The mobile numbers and documents of those who are suffering from fever will be obtained. Those persons will be kept under tracking. As the quarantine process is in progress at Vadakara district, passengers from Kerala are opposing the tests. Yet tests need to be conducted after persuasion. Inspection of vehicles arriving from other districts, besides these three districts, was also conducted,” said Dr Gopi Prakash, community health officer, Kotekar primary health centre.