Jagatsinghpur, Jan 28 (LocalWire) In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, Paradip Port Trust and the Jagatsinghpur district administration have been taking all preventive measures to tackle any possible threats at the Paradip Port, an official said on Tuesday.
PPT has also advised the captains of all foreign vessels journeying to or from the countries affected by 2019 –nCoV to inform the harbour master of Paradip Port through emails about crew members suspected of Coronavirus infection, if any.
Preparations have also been made at PPT to screen passengers coming from China and Malaysia with similar symptoms nCoV infection.
Prahllad Panda, Chief Medical Officer at Port Hospital informed, “One isolated ward has been opened up at Port hospital and a scanner has been installed at port harbor gates.”
Health officials have been alerted to report any symptoms of the virus ASAP.
Crew members are requested to self-monitor for the development of symptoms similar to the NcoV fever and cough for 28 days from the date of departure from nCoV affected countries.
In case such symptoms are visible, they’re advised to put on a face mask immediately, restrict their outdoor movement and contact their streamer agent, harbour master and the deputy conservator of Paradip Port during their stay at the Paradip Port.
PPT has also instructed to all its stakeholders to focus more on crew members of vessels reaching Paradip within 28 days of the last port of call being any Chinese port or ports of other affected Southeast Asian countries.
Collector Sangram Keshari Mohapatra and Chief District Medical Officer Vijaya Panda visited the Paradip Port, the Port Hospital & the state-run hospital today, and directed all the officials to stay alert and report immediately in case of any symptoms.
Editing by Meenal Singh