DC South Andaman Appeals to Islanders to Come Forward and Report Symptoms for the Safety of All

Port Blair, May 2: A message broke on twitter today stating that staying at home was not a safer zone for Late. N. Zubaidha, W/o Ali Hajee, R/o Kanyapuram. It was alleged that Zubaidha was under hone quarantine with symptoms as no RTPCR test was done beside several request. She felt breathlessness and was rushed to PHC Wimberlygunj where she took her last breath.

The tweet had sent shivers down the spine of all who read it thinking twice on the efficacy of the District Administration. While the message reached the DC South Andaman, Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS who has been on war footing with his dedicated team and Administration, he expressed his deep shock over the allegation.

In a communication with media tonight, Suneel Anchipaka explained that “In spite of the Chief Medical Officer visiting the patient, the patient never revealed the symptoms. She even never got vaccinated”.

While the District Administration has been doing its best in all possible manner to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection during the second wave, it also becomes the responsibility of the islanders to come forward if they have any ILI/SARI symptoms. There are dedicated Helpline Numbers which are being flashed in the media regularly which is meant for the welfare of the islanders.

The DC South Andaman has once again appealed to the Islanders, not to hide such symptoms and get treated at the earliest before it could turn fatal. People have been urged to contact the District Control Room which is working 24 x 7 and in case of any emergency general public can reach the DCR on the numbers 03192-238881/ 240127, 1077 (toll free) and +91 9531888844.