Two senior citizens died while at least 50 others were tested positive for COVID-19 at Paramshantidham Vridhasram Trust in Taloja. Fourteen of them have been admitted to MGM Hospital in Kamothe while others have been isolated in the old age home itself. A total of 61 senior citizens and others member of the Ashram was residing.
A random test of RtPCR was conducted on Saturday after two senior citizens above 70 years died. The report that came on Monday night found that more than 50 persons in the Old Age Home were positive of COVID 19. “We have shifted 14 senior citizens to MGM Hospital in Kamothe and they are on oxygen,” said an official from the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC).
The Old Age Home which is located in the Taloja MIDC area houses senior citizens and they are above 60 years. A senior member of the Old Age Home told FPJ that the two senior citizens who died of COVID infection were living since 1995 and 2008. “Most of the senior citizens are living for a long time and last year, we had ensured that no one would infect,” said the member, adding that despite all precautions, most of the members were infected.
A senior official from PMC said that the whole Old Age Home has been disinfected, and a team of doctors have been sent to monitor senior citizens who have been isolated in the Ashram.