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Coronavirus outbreak: Medical camps in Bihar

Seven Bihar districts, which share a border with Nepal, were directed to set up medical camps in coordination with the border authority to keep any suspected coronavirus cases in check.

Published: 29th January 2020 11:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2020 11:58 AM   |  A+A-

Members of Central team coming out after visiting the Fever Hospital on Tuesday after inspecting the isolation wards set up for possible Coronavirus outbreak| Sathya keerthi

Express News Service

PATNA:  Seven Bihar districts, which share a border with Nepal, were directed to set up medical camps in coordination with the border authority to keep any suspected coronavirus cases in check.

Sitamarhi, Kishanganj, Araria, Supaul, Madhubani, East Champaran and West Champaran share their borders with Nepal. According to principal health secretary Sanjay Kumar, district administration has been asked to set up medical camps at Jogvani, Farbisganj and Raxaul.

Polio teams have also been directed to remain on alert with ANMs health workers and Panchayat representatives.

The department reviewed the preparedness with civil surgeons of all districts through video conferencing with officials. Kumar said sufficient masks and medicines have been made available to all districts. 

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