Worried over home quarantine patients violating isolation guidelines, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has now decided to paste stickers on the house doors of these patients.
The sticker being affixed reads “Positive Covid-19 Patient Home Isolation” and also the name of the patient and the duration of home isolation (from when to when).
Asymptomatic people testing positive for COVID-19 are allowed to stay at respective homes and have to follow certain rules to avoid transmission of the virus. But the careless attitude of these patients towards the virus has led sudden surge in the cases from last 1 month.
In the past few days, the flying squad set up at 10 Zones of the city noticed that some of the COVID-19 positive patients were not found at the listed address. Later, they were tracked down roaming in their locality. So, putting stickers on the doors of the COVID-19 patients house, would ensure that neighbours are aware and would be able to report the violation to the civic body.
With the sharp surge in novel coronavirus infection, civic officials reviewed the situation and found that the transmission chain of the novel virus was not breaking because of such blatant violations by positive patients mixing among others in the society. So, a strict watch on these patients was much needed. Not only this but the civic body has also started imposing a fine of Rs 5,000 and also initiate police action subsequently against violation of isolation guidelines.