At the initiative of Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha, the Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust, a Dibrugarh-based non-profit foundation has continued supporting Covid19 patients, who have preferred home isolation.

Last year, Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust had helped many Covid19 patients to recover in home isolation.

This NGO launched a project in Kamrup Metro district in the first wave of Covid19 pandemic and helped many Covid19 patients during their stay in home isolation.

Since May 1 till date, the NGO has reached out to 7,000 home isolated cases and offered help through the Dibrugarh district administration.

The NGO is working on the Remote Real Time Model of monitoring and contact tracing is an innovative approach to reach out to every person at home isolation and then evaluate them based on their health status and their contacts.

The data generated daily are integrated to relevant departments for quick actions.

Around 45 volunteers are currently working in this remote model.

“All the information collected by trained volunteers are filled up in Google form daily and the ground report gets ready. The principle is to triage the Covid19 positive and then focus the limited resource for maximal benefit who needs the most,” said Dr Gayatri Gogoi, honorary program director at Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust & assistant professor of Pathology at Assam Medical College & Hospital (AMCH).

“The ground report is segregated for categorical actions. We request every home isolated patients to ensure correct entry of contact numbers and address to reach out to them in distant mode and help,” Gogoi added.

Gogoi also said, “We predict that the Covid situation will be under control to a fair extent due to strict measures including home isolation undertaken by the district administration.”

On Sunday, 4630 samples were collected and out of that 389 were found positive for Covid19 in Dibrugarh district.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: