Medical team, WiFi connection for +ve & isolated hockey players in Simdega | Ranchi News

Gumla: In order to ensure that the infected hockey players from the state and Chandigarh who tested Covid positive on Wednesday do not face any issues, the Simdega administration provided them with a round-the-clock medical team and WiFi connectivity among other services.
The 11th junior women’s national hockey tournament, which was slated to begin on April 3, was indefinitely called off on Wednesday after 11 players— six from Jharkhand and five from Chandigarh — and a coach from Chandigarh tested positive for Covid-19.
Simdega DC Sushant Gaurav, who has been monitoring the situation, visited the centre and took stock of the facilities extended to the infected players as well as those who have been quarantined.
“We are providing them all necessary facilities and are ensuring that their accommodation is neat and clean. We have also provided them with WiFi connection so that the players can be in touch with their family members over phone,” said Gaurav while talking to TOI.
On being inquired about the treatment protocols for sportspersons, Gaurav said, “A medical team with specified duty roster has been deployed at the centre round-the-clock. Adequate security arrangements have also been done at the Covid care centre.”
Notably, 28 players, coaches and team managers of both Hockey Chandigarh and Hockey Jharkhand who came in contact with the infected group have been quarantined separately and provided similar facilities.
Meanwhile, president of Hockey Simdega Manoj Konbegi made an appeal to all who came in contact with the infected team members to get themselves tested.
Soon after the team members had tested positive, 50 persons were tested for Covid-19 after contact tracing and out of them, only two have tested positive. “A local football coach who was working as an volunteer at the Astro-turf stadium and a local scribe have tested positive,” said a senior official.

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