Koraput: In view of the rising number of coronavirus infection cases in the tribal-dominated Koraput district, local MP Saptagiri Ulaka has proposed to upgrade the building of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Sunabeda into a full-fledged Covid hospital for providing better treatment to the Covid-19 patients.
Fearing that the unexpected increase of patients in Covid Hospital in Jeypore may create problem in near future in providing better treatment, Ulaka suggested making necessary arrangements at HAL, Sunabeda for giving in time treatment to the patients suffering with coronavirus infection.
The MP proposed the concerned authorities to establish a 200-bedded hospital at HAL for the greater interest of the district and also requested them to take effective measures in this regard.
Meanwhile, sources said the HAL authorities have started initiating measures for the same.
On Thursday, as many as four persons, including a BSF jawan were tested positive with Covid-19 in Koraput district. While the BSF jawan had a travel history to Bihar and was lodged at a Covid care facility, the other three were local contact cases of Bunakar Sahi in Koraput Town.
Meanwhile, the district administration has declared Bunakar Sahi area in the town into containment zone.
Worth mentioning, the district reported its first Covid case on April 28 and the total number of cases reached 194 with the fresh four cases yesterday.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)