Seven patients, who had tested positive for COVID19, have recovered and were discharged from Government Medical College (GMC) Baramulla on Monday.
An official said the patients belonged to Kupwara, Bandiporaand Tanghdar area of north Kashmir.
The patients were given a rousing send off by the doctorsand hospital staff when they left for the native places.
"After testing positive for the virus, the patients weretreated at the hospital. They were discharged after their fresh samples testednegative for the virus," said an official of the GMC.
Among the discharged included a young patient fromBandipora, who had travel history, and was the first COVID19 patient admitted atthe GMC.
"Each patient was tested twice and in some cases the sampleswere taken thrice for testing. All the patients tested negative for theinfection before they were discharged," said Dr Masood, Medical Superintendentassociate hospital, GMC.
The official said there were several other patients whosetests had tested negative, but as per medical protocol, more tests would beconducted, before they are discharged.
The recovered patients were discharged in presence of deputycommissioner (DC) Baramulla, who hailed the efforts of hospital staff includingdoctors and paramedics for taking care of the patients.
"The efforts of doctors as well as staff members have beeninstrumental in the recovery of these patients," said the DC.