All hospitals in Meghalaya have been asked to engage an officer in-charge in all quarantine centres for health workers to ensure strict adherence of quarantine protocols.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that that the department has received reports about violation of the quarantine rules by some health workers.
“We have asked all hospitals to have one doctor as an officer in-charge at their respective quarantine centre so that health workers follow strict protocols and should not mix around with others,” the DHS said.
The DHS also said that action would be taken against the pharmacist.
The instructions came after a pharmacist from Shillong Civil Hospital was found to have violated the quarantine protocol as he went to drop his wife to Rangthong village in South West Khasi Hills district few days back. Later, the pharmacist tested positive for COVID-19.
Meghalaya has recorded a total of 1,023 COVID-19 cases after 17 new positive cases were reported on Saturday.
The DHS informed that 12 persons have also recovered from COVID-19 infections on Saturday taking the number of persons who have recovered to 423. So far six deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded in Meghalaya.
Among the 17 new positive cases, seven of them are staff of the Reid Chest TB Hospital, Shillong, and one health staff from North Garo Hills district.