Chief secretary of Manipur Rajesh Kumar

Imphal: Manipur chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar has successfully recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital in Imphal on Thursday.

The chief secretary tested positive for COVID-19 on April 19 and was admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS). However, later he was shifted to RIMS for further treatment.

According to a statement issued by RIMS, Dr Kumar was admitted with COVID-19 pneumonia. After 24 days of medications, oxygen therapy at tapering flow and physiotherapy, he succeeded in recovering from the infection, it said.

According to RIMS authority, Manipur chief secretary Dr Kumar was out of oxygen support for the last four days and comfortable. While his health condition is weak due to prolonged hospitalisation, a quick recovery is expected at home.

RIMS director Prof A Santa Singh thanked the doctors, nurses and other staff who had worked tirelessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He further appealed to the public to follow SoPs and COVID-19 appropriate behaviour strictly. 

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