New Delhi: A 37-year-old woman from West Sikkim, who was undergoing dialysis at Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute Hospital in Delhi over chronic kidney failure, has tested positive for COVID-19 aka novel coronavirus, said highly-placed sources in the Delhi health ministry.
According to the sources, the woman had a test done for COVID-19 on Saturday on a routine basis for all dialysis patients. She tested positive for the virus on Sunday.
The patient has been shifted to LNJP hospital in Delhi and her family taken to a
state quarantine facility, the sources said.
Since she was staying at DKK Bhawan in Green Park — a guest house owned by Sikkim government and frequented by patients undergoing treatment in Delhi, particularly AIIMS. About 35 patients and staff who are currently lodging there have been kept under self-quarantine.
According to a source at DKK Bhawan, the patient was asymptomatic and did not mingle with other guests due to her previous medical condition. Since the building is used for housing patients undergoing treatment strict protocols had been put in place post the lockdown to protect them from infection.
Government of Sikkim is expected to issue a statement on this soon. The resident commissioner of Sikkim House in Delhi has been in touch with central and state officials for further action.