BSF conducts COVID-19 tests for their jawans

SHILLONG, July 2: On the mis-match between the data of COVID-19 positive patients provided by the State government and the Border Security Force (BSF), Director of Health Service (MI), Dr Aman Warr has informed that when the their border personnel reaches Guwahati, their own team conducts tests and it was found that some of them were positive, and were therefore quarantined in the Frontier Headquarter in Meghalaya.

“When we get such information, our team from the State conduct our own tests and they were found to be negative. So the cases could have been of false positive,” the state Director of Health Service said.

It may mention that the Meghalaya government has claimed that six persons which includes five BSF troopers and the wife of one of the jawan have tested positive for COVID-19.

However, the BSF Meghalaya Frontier on Wednesday confirmed that 11 COVID-19 patients.

“Till today, 11 COVID-19 patients have been admitted out of which 1 has been discharged after being fully cured and 4 patients have been put under isolation after recovery from COVID-19,” BSF Spokesperson U.K.Nayal had said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Hek informed that the samples sent for testing for COVID-19 till date is 19994 out of which 19679 cases yielded negative results and test report of 260 samples are awaited.

He also informed that East Khasi Hills has six active cases which include five BSF personnel and another is the wife of one of the trooper, one in East Jaintia Hills, two in Ri-Bhoi, two in South West Garo Hills and one in Tura, West Garo Hills.