New Delhi: Three more people staying at DKK Bhawan in New Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to 4. on April 26 a patient undergoing dialysis has tested positive and had been admitted to LNJP hospital in the capital. Health Secretary of Sikkim, Dr Pempa T Bhutia says they are not showing any symptoms but have been admitted to a hospital.
“101 patients, staff and caretakers are staying here and out of this 93 people have been tested for COVID-19. 4 people have tested positive but luckily have not shown any symptoms. They are symptom-free. We did not want to take any risk therefore we have admitted them to a hospital,” informed the health secretary.
All other people staying at DKK Bhawan are now under strict self-quarantine in their rooms.
A 37-year-old woman from West Sikkim, who was undergoing dialysis at Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute Hospital in Delhi over chronic kidney failure, was the first to test COVID-19 positive.
All those who have tested positive were staying at DKK Bhawan in New Delhi, a guest house run by Sikkim government and frequented by patients undergoing treatment in Delhi, particularly AIIMS.
Sikkim government will be bringing back people stranded outside the state from Monday. The health department is advising all patients who are undergoing treatment outside the state for serious ailments to continue their treatment wherever they are. Financial aid has been provided to them. “Those who are undergoing treatment should continue and not return. There is a possibility that those who are serious might be exposed to COVID-19 virus and also might not get the same facilities available outside,” says Dr Bhutia.