Puttur: Same phone number for several - Finding infected persons becomes challenging

Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)

Puttur, May 4: In a number of cases here, the phone numbers of primary contacts and secondary contacts of the Covid infected persons have been wrongly noted down. Therefore, it has become very difficult to contact them. In many cases, the primary contacts switch off their mobiles and create problems for the department.

These things came into the open at the COVID 19 control review meeting held on Mondayi May 3 evening, which was presided over by the municipal president, Jeevandhar Jain.

As per rules, when an infected person is found, 30 phone numbers have to be collected because of suspicion that they may be primary contacts. But in many places, only five or six persons reside and they provide phone numbers of neighbours. In some cases, even though several names have been provided, mobile numbers will be r is switched off, information about so many people. If this number is switched off, information about all the others become unavailable. These things were explained by government officials and ASHA workers.

Senior health inspector Shweta Kiran, speaking on the occasion, said that as per information provided in the quarantine watch app, the person is a resident of Salmara. But his contact number has given as a nine digit number but such a number does not exist. She said that the mistake might have been occurred when noting down or when registering. She said that mistake might have been committed by the lab technician.

In some cases, even for the infected persons, mobile numbers of neighbours have been provided. In some cases, the primary contacts have switched off their phones. In some cases, 15 persons are given the same number, the municipal officials stated.

Tahsildar Ramesh Babu, said that Puttur taluk is in the first place in the district as far as corona control is concerned. He said that mistakes in data entry would have given the feeling to the deputy commissioner that progress is not satisfactory even though the teachers on Covid duty have been doing w=[[very well.

Municipal commissioner Roopa Shetty, medical officer of primary health centre, Dr Deepak Rai, spoke. Assistant executive engineer of environment department of the municipality, Shabarinath Rai, senior health inspector Ramachandra, and ASHA workers were present.


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