BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: After the Mamata Banerjee-led government shut down all schools, colleges and universities in the state till March 31 to contain the spread of coronavirus, the government has set up two new emergency isolation facilities in the state in Rajarhat on an emergency basis. Reportedly, the isolation centres will accommodate 800 patients altogether. Another isolation ward has also been set up at Falakata Superspeciality Hospital of Alipurduar.
Six people are in isolation in the hospital while 1,977 are under home surveillance among the 2,56,682 people screened in West Bengal since the global outbreak of coronavirus, according to LiveMint. However, the state has not reported any positive cases of coronavirus but the government has taken some strict precautionary actions to combat the deadly disease.
Mamata said that the state is fully equipped for any consequences to combat the virus. “A cancer hospital for which the state government had provided land and funds is being taken over for the time being amidst the coronavirus outbreak. This facility has 200-300 beds. Another isolation facility with 200-300 beds in Rajarhat itself has been made operational,” she said. Mamata also advised people to avoid mass gathering.
A total of 68,761 persons have been screened at Kolkata and Bagdogra airports, while 184,153 others underwent screening at seven Land Border Check Points along Nepal and Bangladesh, the official said.