Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma taking stock of the situation at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati

Guwahati: After a postgraduate student from Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, 386 doctors, workers and officials of Assam’s biggest hospital, including GMCH superintendent Dr Ramen Talukdar, have been forced to go under quarantine.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Dr Likhitesh was showing symptoms since April 28 and on April 30, he was part of a workshop. From May 4, he was on COVID screening duty with full PPE kit.

On his source of infection, the minister said that he was infected prior to May 4 as he was already showing symptoms.

Meanwhile, to ensure no further contamination, boys hostel No. 1 and 5 of GMCH have been declared containment zones, and for the next three days, the hospital will see no new patient.



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