Untraced contact of 2 kids keeps dist admin on tenterhooks
KALABURAGI, Three children below 10 years tested positive for Covid-19 in the past four days in Kalaburagi district and this has caused a concern as the contact of these boys has not been traced so far.
A one-year-old boy who tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday is a resident of Kavalga (K) of Kalaburagi taluk. He was admitted to Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) after he developed flu-like symptoms.
Afzalpur MLA M Y Patil said his parents had no travel history and tested negative for the virus. The child testing positive has triggered anxiety. About 20 people in Saradagi (B) and Kavalaga village have been quarantined, he said.
A two-year-old boy who tested positive on Sunday is a resident of Wadi town in Chittapur taluk and his father is a book and toy seller at Wadi Railway Station. The Health Department officials are still in the process of tracing his contact. The boy found positive during random testing. He was admitted to the GIMS for complaining severe cold and cough. The 10-year-old girl contracted the virus from her 55-year-old cloth merchant uncle who died of Covid-19 on Monday.
A neonatologist on condition of anonymity told DH the patients arriving to the hospital should not become burden to the present health care system. The virus spread could have entered the third stage as the contact of two children are yet to be established. Let the positive cases come slowly instead of a sudden surge like Italy and China. Three children are being treated at the neonatal ward of the GIMS, he said.