Brain bleed is the cause of her death, says AIIMS authorities and health dept of U’khand
A 56 year old woman who was positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh died on Friday. She incidentally became the first patient of COVID-19 to have died in the state. The AIIMS authorities and the state health department however claim that Coronavirus was not the cause of the death of the woman who was resident of Lalkuan in Haldwani, Nainital district. In a statement, the director of AIIMS Rishikesh, Ravi Kant said that the though the woman was COVID-19 positive, she died from brain bleed. “She had a major problem of brain bleed due to very high blood pressure in the area of the brain which controls all systems. She was also suffering from pneumonia and had urinary infection too,’’ he said.
The deceased was brought to AIIMS, Rishikesh on April 22 and on April 28 she was found positive for COVID-19. It is learnt that she was brought to AIIMS from Haldwani in a very serious condition. Since she was COVID-19 positive, the administration has decided not to conduct her post -mortem.
It is pertinent to mention here that first case of COVID-19 was reported in the state on March 15 when a trainee officer of Indian Forest Service (IFS) was found positive for the disease. After that the number of patients of the disease in the state has risen to 57 out of whom 37 patients have so far recovered from the disease completely. On a positive note the rate of increase of the number of patients in Uttarakhand has remained less than most of the state. The rate of recovery of the affected patients is also 64.91 percent which is much better than the national average of about 25 percent.
Saturday, 02 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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