First COVID-19 patient shifted from isolation ward
IMPHAL, 5th Apr: The first COVID-19 patient of the state has been shifted from the isolation ward of JNIMS to the COVID-19 ward opened in the hospital on Sunday even as 42 people underwent testing for COVID-19 at RIMS on Sunday. All of them were confirmed negative.
According to reports, the female patient, who became the first COVID-19 positive case of the state, was shifted from the isolation ward of JNIMS to the COVID-19 ward opened in the medicine ward of the hospital on Sunday following significant improvement in her health condition. Nonetheless, doctors are continuing to monitor her closely.
Meanwhile, 20 people including co-passengers of the patient and other suspected cases were tested for COVID-19 at RIMS on Sunday, all of whom were confirmed negative. In addition, 22 people including more co-passengers of the patient underwent tests at JNIMS and confirmed negative for coronavirus.
With regard to the second COVID-19 patient, who is currently undergoing treatment at RIMS, his condition is said to be stable, the reports added.
On the other hand, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said “amid the darkness spread by COVID-19 pandemic, we must fight collectively and defeat the darkness by spreading the glory of light.”
Addressing the people in connection with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for switching off the lights for nine minutes on Sunday evening, he stressed the need for abiding by the decisions taken by “our great leaders for the common good”.
Stating that some of the most developed nations have been adversely affected by COVID-19, he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his farsighted thoughts, actions and preventive measures, which have prevented the worst-case scenario in the country. He then appreciated the PM's efforts and tactics towards fighting the virus, adding that world leaders have asked the Prime Minister to take the lead in fighting the pandemic.
Biren then mentioned that the first COVID-19 patient of the State is recovering well and was tested negative on Saturday. All her family members and co-passengers of the Air Asia flight have also tested negative earlier. Nonetheless, the patient will undergo another round of test on Monday and the result will determine whether she would be discharged or not. He appreciated the doctors, nurses and paramedical staffs of JNIMs for their dedication and hard work towards treating the patient.
Regarding the second COVID-19 patient of the State, he said that the patient is undergoing treatment at RIMS, Lamphelpat and all his family members have tested negative. Around 17-18 staff of Peace Hospital and Research Institute Porompat, where the patient underwent treatment earlier, are being quarantined for 14 days. He then urged the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of the state to work collectively to fight the dreaded disease. He further appealed to the people of Manipur to continue their support and cooperation to defeat COVID-19.