So far seven patients including four staff members of hospital found positive. The COVID count in U’khand rises to 61.
The All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh continues to be haunted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as one more patient was reported from the institute on Tuesday. Seven patients have so far been reported in the premier institute. With this patient, the number of patients affected by the COVID-19 in the state increased to 61. The patient reported on the day is a 38 year old female who is an attendant of a patient admitted in the Urology department. It is suspected that she got the virus from someone inside the hospital. Her travel history reveals that she was tested earlier for the disease at the time of entry into the hospital and was found negative for the disease.
In AIIMS, Rishikesh three members of nursing staff and one medial officer (intern) have so far been infected with the disease. Apart from them one patient and two attendants have also been found suffering from the disease. The institute has sent many of its staff members into quarantine.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said 230 samples were tested on Tuesday and all of them were found negative for the disease. He said that reports of 367 samples are still awaited by the department. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 8060 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. On Tuesday, samples of 146 suspected patients were taken and sent to the lab for test. The authorities have so far provided psychiatric counselling to 24285 migrants labourers kept in different relief camps of the state. The state now has 21 active cases of COVID-19 which are in Dehradun (13), Udham Singh Nagar (4), Haridwar (2) and Nainital (2) districts. In Dehradun district the authorities have declared eight localities as containment zone while in Haridwar the number of such zones is six. Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts have one containment zone each.
CM inaugurates 35 bed ICU at GDMC Hosp
As part of the state government’s preparedness to combat the novel Coronavirus and its effort to improve its health infrastructure, a 35 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward started functioning at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital on Tuesday. The facility was inaugurated by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat by a video conferencing session. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the state government is committed to provide every kind of support to the hospital. He appreciated the doctors and staff members for their untiring service and dedication. The Principal of GDMC, Dr Ashutosh Sayana said that more beds would be installed in the ward which has started functioning. He added that 25 ventilators have been installed in the hospital and one ultra sound machine too has been placed in the ward. The patients would now be spared the ordeal of going to the radiology department for ultra sound. Dr M K Pant, Dr Anurag Agarwal, Dr Sushil Ojha, Dr Abhay, Mahendra Bhandari and others were present on the occasion.
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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