Candolim health officials in a tizzy as COVID patient untraced




Ten new COVID-19 cases were detected in the jurisdiction of the Candolim primary health centre on Monday with one migrant with an address registered at Calangute going missing giving a scare to the health officials.

Candolim PHC health officer Dr Roshan Nazareth said that out of the 10 patients, one patient, who is a migrant from Karnataka, who had undergone testing at the Asilo Hospital, Mapusa, is untraceable.

The patient had given a residential address at Calangute but when health officials reached the site, the patient was not found and even his mobile phone is not reachable.

Three more cases were detected at Orda Waddo in Candolim. It may be noted that a senior citizen couple and their servant had tested positive in another locality
in Candolim.

The three new patients include a mother-daughter duo and a man from another house.

Health officials have drawn 19 swab samples of high risk contacts of the three patients.

Meanwhile, Reis Magos sarpanch Kedar Naik said that the village panchayat is under tremendous pressure with a Betim patient succumbing
to the virus.

“Even the Porvoirm police are encountering difficulties to trace the patients as such they often contact me to trace them,” he lamented.