The 70-year-old COVID-19 patient fell in the bathroom and was brought to the Civil Hospital in Shillong
The 70-year-old COVID-19 patient fell in the bathroom and was brought to the Civil Hospital in Shillong|Representational image
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Meghalaya: 70-yr-old COVID-19 patient declared brought dead to hospital

Officials to decide tomorrow whether the patient's death will be counted under COVID-19 since he died due to other reasons

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

Shillong: A 70-year-old COVID-19 patient was brought dead to the Shillong Civil Hospital at 3:30 pm on Wednesday.

According to Director of Health Services Dr Aman Warr, the patient has been identified as Rajendra Shah.

Shah, a resident of 29 Cantonment, Shillong, was under home quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 with no symptoms.

Dr Warr informed that Shah was a mentally challenged person and had collapsed in the bathroom. The Civil Hospital administration declared him as brought dead.

He also informed that the officials will take a call on Thursday whether to add Shah's death under COVID-19.

Dr Warr emphasised the reason this death can’t be added as a COVID related death due to the circumstances under which he died. The patient was a positive case but did not die due to COVID-19, Warr added.

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