First COVID-19 patient discharged from Hosp after recovery
Samples of two IFS trainees also found negative; no new case reported in state on Friday
The trainee Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer, who was the first case of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Uttarakhand, was discharged from the hospital on Friday. He was discharged after his second sample too was found negative for the virus. In another good news, swab samples of two other IFS trainees who were undergoing treatment for the disease were found negative.
First trainee IFS officer was found positive for the COVID-19 on March 15. He was part of the group of trainees of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun which went to Spain tour. On March 19 two more IFS trainees were also found positive for the disease.
The deputy superintendent of the GDMC hospital and the Coordinator for Coronavirus, Dr N S Khatri confirmed to The Pioneer that one IFS trainee has been discharged on Friday. He said that the samples of other two IFS trainees were found negative but they would be discharged when second swab sample is also found negative. The doctors treating the trainee IFS officer who was discharged on the day said that the virus didn’t affected his lungs. Enthused by his recovery the doctors said that anti malarial drug was given to the patient during the treatment. Apart from this other medicines were also given to him based on the symptoms.
The trainee IFS officer who is a resident of Nashik in Maharasthra thanked the team of doctors, nurses and other hospital staff involved in his treatment. He said that strong will power is the key to fight the disease. The trainee officer added that he developed a fever after his report was found positive but it subsided later on.
After his discharge, the Corona ward of the GDMC hospital now has three patients of the disease. In the hospital which has been reserved for COVID-19 treatment in Dehradun, many suspected patients are also undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, no new patient of the COVID-19 was reported by the health department on Friday. The Director General (DG) health services, Dr Amita Upreti said that reports of 18 samples were received from the laboratory of Government Medical College Haldwani and all of them were found negative. The department sent samples of 38 suspected patients on the day for test of COVID-19.
Pvt hospitals gear up to tackle situation
The private hospitals of the state are also gearing themselves up to meet the challenge of COVID-19. The Himalayan hospital, Jolly Grant has set up an isolation ward for the COVID -19 patients. The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Swami Ram Himalayan University (SRHU), Vijay Dhasmana said the hospital has constituted a quick response team (QRT) of experienced doctors. He said that the SRHU is committed to fulfil its social responsibilities. The management of the Mahant Indiresh hospital has also pledged that it would reserve 1500 beds of the hospital for the COVID-19 patients when required.
Saturday, 28 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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