The state police on Sunday informed a battalion constable has been kept under isolation in Delhi.
Roningson Khartangmaw posted at Delhi was reported sick on May 22, and he was attended by the unit doctor of the battalion on the same day, after which he was kept under isolation in Wazirabad, Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) GK Iangrai said.
However, since his health was not improving, he was referred to LNJP Hospital, New Delhi on May 23, and the medical officials after checking upon his health condition placed him under mandatory quarantine in the hospital, he informed.
This came following concerns expressed by family members and NGOs on the incident.
Iangrai however said as the police official is under quarantine in the hospital, attendants could not be provided to him as the current protocols prohibits having attendants in the quarantine units.
“The unit doctor of the battalion is constantly in contact with the medical officials of the hospital, who are treating the official of the department, and as of today, the official is convalescing,” he said.
He also informed that further test will be conducted to ascertain whether the official will be fit to be discharged in the coming days.
He siad the Commandant and Company Commanders of the battalion are also in contact with the official, since the day he was admitted at the hospital and essential assistances are rendered to the official as per the permitted protocol.
According to him, as a preventive measure Battalion officials who came into direct contact with the patient are also placed under isolation and necessary medical assistance have been assisted to these officials.
Meanwhile, the AIGP said that the state police is closely monitoring and coordinating with the officials of the department at Delhi and his return to Meghalaya will be depending upon the clearance from the authorities of the hospital, which is as per the established protocols.