SIMIKOT, April 25: Simikot Airport, a major entry point to the district and three other road check points are being strictly monitored in the wake of increased Coronavirus infections.
Precaution is being taken in the district after the cases increased in Nepalgunj and Surkhet. A meeting of the District COVID-19 management committee decided to take strict measures to protect the residents from the Coronavirus, said Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya.
As a result, a health team led by a doctor has been mobilized at Simikot airport to screen the incoming passengers. Likewise, health desks will be established in the inter-provincial links including at Kawadi of Tanjakot rural municipality, Balukuna of Sarkegaad rural municipality, Bhihi of Adanchuli rural municipality and Rimi of Changkheli rural municipality.
Health desks have been asked to maintain the profile of all the people coming into the district. Those arriving in the district will be asked to remain in contact with the health workers for the first 10 days, CDO Acharya said.
Likewise, quarantine and isolation centres will be immediately established at the district level and in all municipalities. A three-bed isolation ward has been set up at the district hospital for treatment of the Corona Virus infected.