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Tripura sought 20 ventilators from Centre : Health workers, Administration strive to keep state infection free amid limited equipment : No Positive case yet reported in state
TIWN March 30, 2020
Tripura sought 20 ventilators from Centre : Health workers, Administration strive to keep state infection free amid limited equipment : No Positive case yet reported in state
PHOTO : Tripura sought 20 ventilators from Centre.

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, March 30 (TIWN): One of the Northeast states in India, Tripura is giving tough fight to Corona-Virus amid nationwide pandemic and increasing infections. According to the last Govt Dept brief, Centre so far has only fulfilled 20% of the demands, whereas, no update was received after yesterday’s cargo flight’s landing in state. Reportedly, Tripura has demanded 20 ventilators from centre in preparedness to the deadly disease, although no positive case was reported so far. Amid limited equipment, Health workers are striving to keep the state infection free along with help from administration. So far no positive case was reported in COVID-19. Tripura Health Secretary Dr. Debasish Basu in routine evening briefing before media (on March 28) said that total 88 tests till now were done, all found with negative on COVID-19. Addressing media at Secretariat, Basu said, “In Tripura total 5316 passengers under Surveillance, Institutional Quarantine 49, Home Quarantine 5267 persons in Tripura COVID-19 pandemic whereas till today total 88 tests were done and all were found negative”.

Talking about the masks availability, Basu said, “Total N95 masks for Health Workers 7,431, Triple layer masks 33,056, PPE kits total 539 are available now. So, around 20% of the demand of Tripura Govt is fulfilled by Centre. We have also demanded total 20 ventilators.

Now we have stocks of 65 day's rice and wheat, 32 day's sugar, 26 day's salt, moosoor daal of 12 days. We are trying to mitigate the gaps. Hope, no crisis will happen with food items” (last update 28th March).

Urban Development Dept Director, AMC Commissioner Sailesh Yadav on Sunday while interacting media said, “Total 4,082 food packets have been distributed across state’s urban areas on yesterday and the number likely to be increased. In Ranir Bazar rations are given for 7 days and in similar ways various projects are going on, but survey found that 1200 people are there who are actually immigrants from Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand like states. They are not getting any work and thus possibility of starvation are high there but I think if we serve them dry foods then they can cook. If Govt permits, we will start it from tomorrow”. He further said, “In Airport terminal construction over 500 workers are left workless. Now we are giving them cooked food but dry food will be better for them which they can cook by themselves”. 

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