Anantnag hospital takes samples of 11 persons

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In the past two weeks the Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag has taken samples of 11 probable COVID19 patients for testing.

An official said six persons have tested negative for infection while the reports of five more was awaited.

The first patient, a woman from Qazigund area with travel history to Saudi Arabia was admitted in the Isolation Ward on March 13.

She tested negative for the infection later.

Barely, two days later another elderly woman from the same area reported at the hospital with symptoms. A doctor said she had concealed her travel history to Saudi Arabia.

The patient was treated in the Emergency of the hospital for a night, but was later shifted to SKIMS, when the doctors came to know about her travel history.

She too tested negative for the infection, much to the relief of doctors and paramedics and patients who had come in contact with her at the hospital.

The two women have successfully completed their quarantine period, said a doctor.

As the number of positive cases kept on swelling across Kashmir, samples of nine more patients, either with travel history or flu-like symptoms, were sent to SKIMS for testing.

“The reports of six of these patients with travel history or symptoms have come negative,” said Medical superintendent GMC, Dr Majeed Mehrab.

He said the reports of five more patients were awaited. “All of them are under observation of doctors at the quarantine centers,” the MS said.