GMCH authorities have lodged the suspected coronavirus patient in an isolation ward with 24 hour surveillance 
GMCH authorities have lodged the suspected coronavirus patient in an isolation ward with 24 hour surveillance |EastMojo Image
ASSAM

Tests done on suspected coronavirus case in Assam negative: GMCH

No positive case of coronavirus reported in state till date, confirms Assam health dept; nearly 56 persons with travel history to affected nations identified

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: Amid media reports of the first suspected coronavirus patient with a travel history of China admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) recently, the hospital authorities on Friday confirmed that all reports of various tests done on the patient locally have been examined thoroughly and the results are negative.

Speaking with EastMojo, GMCH superintendent Romen Talukdar informed that all local tests of the woman patient were examined and there has been no trace of coronavirus in the results achieved so far.

Talukdar, however, informed that blood sample of the patient has been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune and the suspected coronavirus case can only be confirmed after test reports from the medical institute are delivered, which will soon be received by GMCH authorities.

“After examining the final test reports from the national institute, we can confirm about the case and initiate our future actions, and the patient might get discharged immediately,” Talukdar added.

He further informed that the patient’s health parameter is being monitored round the clock by doctors in an isolated ward of the hospital.

Earlier this week, a source from the state health department revealed that a woman who returned from China on February 6 was admitted to GMCH after she suffered from mild fever and complained of symptoms similar to that of the disease.

Meanwhile, the state health department recently deliberated that not a single positive case of coronavirus has been reported in Assam till date, although nearly 56 persons (as on February 9) with a travel history of coronavirus-affected countries were identified and put under home isolation.

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