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Kerala Launches Probe Against Sandwiched Covid 19 Patient from Domiciliary Centre

Amidst the rising cases of Covid 19 across the country, authorities in Kerala have recently ordered a probe against a video clip of Covid 19 patient going viral over social media.

Kerala Launches Probe Against Social Media Video

The incident occured on Friday morning at the Punnapara domiciliary Covid 19 care centre in Alappuzha. The video that went viral over social media shows a Covid 19 patient being taken to the hospital from the domiciliary care centre on a two-wheeler. The patient was sandwiched between two people wearing PPE kits.

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Reacting to the video, Alappuzha district collector A. Alexander said that he has ordered a probe into the incident and this should not have happened in the first place. The domiciliary centre is made for the people who tested positive for the pandemic virus and do not have proper facilities to quarantine at home.

Alappuzha district Medical Officer L. Anithakumari said that this centre is managed by a local village council. And the doctors are available only on call. The centre gets help from Covid volunteers. She said that the truth is none of the doctors were informed of the incident. And she had no idea about the incident unless she saw the video on TV Channels.
So far, the officials have been told that the covid 19 patient was taken on a two-wheeler because the ambulance driver was not available at that moment.

As per the latest reports, the patient was taken to the General Hospital in Alappuzha and has been reported stable.

Mosque Turned Into Covid Care Centre In Kerala

In the past 24 hours, Kerala has reported over 42,000 new Covid 19 cases. In the light of the same, the Islamic Service Trust (IST) Juma Masjid in Mala, Thrissur has now been converted to a Covid Care Centre.

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The masjid authorities have opened the doors of the mosque and shifted the prayers. So far, there are 50 beds and will have facilities including a doctor and nurse, healthcare volunteers and caretakers.