Health concerns have been raised in Tamil Nadu over the health status of about 1,500 people from Tamil Nadu, who recently attended a Thowheed Jamaath conference in Nizamuddin, Delhi. Health authorities are also concerned about the possibility of cases spreading from these group of people.
Alarm bells were raised when out of total tested uptil now, a large percentage of them were tested positive. Out of 17 persons tested, 16 of them were tested positive and among those 14 are from Erode alone. The sudden spike in the number of cases in Erode can be ascribed to this.
Even more concerning factor is that authorities does not have the list of all 1500 persons yet. They have a list of 819 names and are testing all those they managed to identify, sources added.
Till now it has been found that people from Tiruchi, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Erode, Pudukottai and Nagapattinam were among those who attended this conference.
Police investigation is going in various communities to identify those who went for the conference. Of the eight who tested positive on March 29, four patients — 47, 48, 49, and 50 — were all from Erode. They have been admitted to IRT Medical College and hospital in Perundurai.
Officials has appealed those who attended the meeting should come forward on their own since a number of those who travelled with them or attended the conference with them tested positive.
“We have to monitor everyone in the group now, given the current situation and appeal to everyone who attended the conference to volunteer information. We want to prevent an explosion of cases,” an official said.