Himachal CM, 2 former CMs run Covid threat as Power Minister checks constructive

Pratibha Chauhan 

Tribune News Service 

Shimla, August 7

Mapping the first and secondary contacts of Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary, who has examined constructive for Covid, is proving to be a herculean job for the administrations of Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur districts. 

Senior BJP leaders, together with former CM Shanta Kumar, state president Suresh Kashyap and former chief Rajeev Bindal, have been pressured into house quarantine.

Chaudhary took oath at Raj Bhawan on July 31 and later took half in a press convention addressed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and attended by different ministers, MLAs and social gathering leaders.

As an preliminary aid, Kashyap, who was current at oath-taking ceremony and later on the press convention, examined adverse for coronavirus on Thursday night time. But as a precautionary measure, he too has gone into isolation below house quarantine. 

Former Speaker and Nahan MLA Rajeev Bindal has additionally examined adverse however has opted for house isolation.

Since Kashyap, after assuming workplace of state BJP president, referred to as on former chief ministers Shanta Kumar and PK Dhumal, each have been suggested to stay in house quarantine. The risk of a potential an infection can be dominated out solely as soon as Kashyap’s second report got here adverse.

The well being surveillance workplace has to date traced 21 main contacts of Chaudhary, which incorporates his household, secretariat workers, driver and different shut contacts. Their sampling has additionally been began. The risk of this quantity going up is excessive. 

Chaudhary was accorded welcome en route from Shimla to Paonta Sahib at Shoghi, Solan, Sarahan, Nahan and Paonta Sahib.

“We are in the process of tracing the primary contacts of the minister at Nahan, Paonta Sahib, Sarahan and other places he visited,” mentioned RK Pruthi, Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur. He mentioned the precise quantity is but to be ascertained and testing of the first contacts was being accomplished aspect by aspect and will take two to a few days.

Chaudhary was shifted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital final night time whereas his two daughters, who too are constructive, have been shifted to Covid care centre at Mashobra, close to right here. 

It was following his personal assistant testing constructive that Chaudhary, who too had delicate signs, bought himself examined on Thursday.

Prior to this, Vijay Agnihotri, former BJP MLA from Nadaun, had examined constructive. 

The CM too remained below house quarantine for greater than every week after a Deputy Secretary in his workplace had examined constructive. Thakur had are available in contact with two BJP leaders from Seraj who later examined constructive.

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