Srinagar: Authorities in Magam area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district sealed a bakery shop after its owner with multiple addresses was found positive for Covid-19 infection.
Ironically, the 52 year old man escaped from Sub District Hospital Magam and despite being positive had himself visited JVC SKIMS Bemina asking the doctors there to take his samples again. When the doctors at JVC asked him, how he come visited the hospital all alone, the man gave a slip and disappeared for almost 24 hours.
“We are trying to find out where he had spent his time after declaring positive. It is a serious matter and will be probed,” said an official.
Tehsildar Magam said that they have sealed his bakery shop and action will be initiated against him for his ‘unpredictable’ behavior and putting the lives of other people into danger.
Block Medical Officer Magam, Dr Abid Ali was quoted as saying by news agency KNT that the man has mentioned three addresses Baramulla, Batamaloo Srinagar and Bamrooda and it was confusing. “We called the control room and he has now been put under isolation ward,” he said adding that the man in question is actually the inhabitant of Baramulla and runs a bakery shop in Magam.
When contacted the man in question, he said he was walking near Iqbal Park Srinagar, when he received a call from Sub-District Hospital Magam informing him he was found Covid-19 positive. “After this information, I decided to visit JVC to get tested again, but doctors there refused to take my samples asking me to visit Baramulla or Magam for the re-sampling. I spent the night at my rented house and right now I am at CD Hospital Srinagar,” he said.
He refused to name the location where he had spent the night.