How careless attitude of 1 Noida company has infected 19 people and put hundreds at risk of Covid 19

New case in Sector 27 PG

Running the scariest race against time, as India scrambles to ramp up its health facilities, the country is now dreading the worst spread of coronavirus on its mainland.

Our dedicated medical personnel, who are committed towards combatting this grave situation, are undoubtedly the front runners and our sole saviours.

But each one of us can pitch in our little bit by at least acting as responsible citizens in this time of crisis.As new cases are coming up each day, following simple advisory by the government could go miles in containing this epidemic.

But who is in the wrong?

Negligent people who are not reporting their foreign travels in recent times; or those who are not following rules of quarantine; or simply those who prefer to close their eyes on the whole scenario.

In fact, sheer negligence on our part can jeopardise the battle against coronavirus.

Once such scary example has been recently reported in Noida ( Gautam Buddh Nagar), where a fire safety company whose Auditor from UK visited the firm recently, did not declare the foreign travel history clearly.

As of Sunday, 29th March 2020, 19 people have directly or indirectly been affected by this source. Earlier today following people were added to Noida’s tally of positive cases

  • a 31-year-old man from Dadri’s Bishnoli village, a 19-year-old girl from Sector 27
  • Two men aged 34 and 35 years and a 35-year-old woman from a housing society in Noida Sector 137 were also tested positive for coronavirus

On Saturday, 28th March 2020, Noida CMO Dr Anurag Bhargava said that

The MD of the company  Cease Fire had returned from UK on March1 and another employee had returned on March 7, which was declared. However, they had an auditor from UK who was in Noida from March 14-16 about which we were not informed, despite clear directives by that time. This is highly irresponsible as we can source 14 infected patients so far to this person, all employees and their families from the company.

He added, ” It also highlights the urgency and importance of social distancing in Noida and proper sanitisation, which could have prevented the spread of the disease. We hope people follow these and report anyone who has come from outside India.”

Efforts are on to trace families and direct contact of all employees and put them in surveillance. Over 900 people are under surveillance, including 150 employees and their families. Families of 30 employees, a total of around 120 people have been shifted to quarantine ward at various hospitals.

“There are some employees living in other district as well like Delhi and we have informed authorities there as well for surveillance of these families,” said Dr Bhargava.

An FIR has been registered against the company which is the least that could be done to punish such an act of negligence on part of so called responsible citizens of India.

Total number of Cases have reached 30 in Gautam Buddha Nagar District

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