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Jharkhand news digest: Bike accident kills one in Hazaribagh

Elsewhere in the state: 217 restricted to home quarantine in Palamau; HFNC for Covid patients in Hazaribagh
The bike after the accident in Hazaribagh on Saturday.

Our Bureau   |   Published 17.04.21, 11:09 PM

Hazaribagh: Two brothers returning from Hazaribagh town to their home in Natrajnagar in Barkagaon block met with an accident on Saturday with one of them dying on the spot.

The accident took place 13km away from Hazaribagh district headquarter near Phatha Chowk on Hazaribagh-Barkagaon road.


A tractor hit the bike killing the elder brother Sanjay Kumar Soni. The younger brother Pappu Kumar Soni sustained minor injuries and was admitted to Hazaribagh medical college and hospital.

Eyewitnesses said the tractor was travelling at a high speed and hit the bike at a sharp turn. Relatives of the brothers had blocked Phatha chowk demanding compensation but withdrew their protest after officials intervened.

(Vishvendu Jaipuriar)

217 restricted to home quarantine in Palamau

Daltonganj: Around 217 individuals in Palamau with mild Covid symptoms have been asked to be in home isolation by officials. 

Epidemiologist Dr Anup Kumar said the individuals are gradually recovering and only two of them required hospitalisation.

The epidemiologist has asked people to wear masks and maintain social distancing. 

DC Palamau Shashi Ranjan said, “We have given strict instructions to the officials to keep a watch that people undergoing home isolation be kept indoors and not step out and mingle with others.”

SP Palamau Sanjeev Kumar on the other hand said police have been given strict instructions to ensure no one steps out during home isolation. 

Kumar said the violators will be punished under disaster management act and the IPC.

SP said we know there are some hard souls who just don't understand the delicacy of the home isolation and for such souls there are other measures like lodging of the case under disaster management act and IPC as well.

(Our correspondent)

HFNC for Covid patients in Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh: Officials of Thriveni Sainik Private Limited, an outsourcing company of NTPC in Barkagaon on Saturday provided 30 high flow nasal cannula to deputy commissioner Aditya Kumar Anand.

Thriveni officials said HFNC is useful in Covid-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients. Doctors are using HFNC oxygen therapy extensively as it has emerged as an alternative to ventilator support.

HFNC therapy is an oxygen supply system capable of delivering up to 100% humidified and heated oxygen at a flow rate of up to 60 litres per minute.

Anand said the company has promised to give 70 more from its CSR fund.

(Vishvendu Jaipuriar)

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