Tarapur's Archana Nandi and Badarpur's Khalilur Rahman test negative; discharged from COVID ward
The number of positive cases in Assam has crossed 1,100 and it’s 100 up in Barak Valley. However, there are very few Corona affected in Assam who do not have a travel history.
Tarapur’s Sukanto Lane-resident Archana Nandi and Badarpur Anglar Bazar’s Khalilur Rahman are two such cases.
Neither Nandi nor Rahman travelled out of Assam recently. Rahman rushed to Silchar Medical College and Hospital with acute stomach pain and was admitted to the surgery ward. Later, after conducting Swab test he turned out to be COVID patient. How he got infected is still a mystery. Similarly, Archana Nandi went to see the doctors for some complications she was going through. The doctors suggested a COVID test and she happened to test positive. Since then, Cachar Police has been trying to identify the source of infection.
While that is yet to be solved, what comes as a massive relief for Barak Valley is that both Rahman and Nandi have tested negative and are now out of the COVID block. However, they will have to stay in the hospital a little longer, “Archana Nandi is suffering from abdominal issues and that is why she has been admitted to the hospital for further treatment. As far as Khalilur Rahman is concerned, we have shifted him to general ICU as he has respiratory issues,” informed principal cum chief superintendent of Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Dr. Babul Bezbaruah.
Apart from them, 12 others were discharged yesterday from SMCH. “As per the new guidelines, when a patient tests negative on the fifth and sixth day, we can discharge them. SMCH does not decide who must be discharged. We send the reports and there is a discharge board under the ministry of health which takes a call,” Bezbaruah added.
If 14 was discharged yesterday, 22 new patients added to the list on the same day. 20 of them are from Hailakandi and they are being treated at Hailakandi Civil Hospital. The two patients from Cachar are now in Silchar Medical College and Hospital.