NE’s first COVID-19 patient discharged
IMPHAL, 12th Apr: The first COVID-19 patient of the state as well as the entire northeast region, who hails from Thangmeiband Lourungpurel Leikai, has been discharged from JNIMS hospital with the advice to remain under home quarantine for 14 days after being declared free of the disease on Sunday.
Official sources said that the patient, who was confirmed of COVID-19 in the early hours of March 24, was discharged after conducting confirmation test three times. Before being discharged, the medical team, who treated her, met her family members and issued certain guidelines to be strictly followed during her home quarantine period. Later, she was dropped at her home in an ambulance of the hospital.
Meanwhile, test results came negative for the 19 people, who were picked up after a Bengaluru man with travel history to Moreh was tested positive. They were brought to RIMS hospital by a surveillance team of Moreh Hospital on Saturday and their swab samples collected for testing.
On the other hand, 226 people were screened at Mao gate and another 174 people at Jiribam as part of the precautionary measures taken up by the government to fight the pandemic. As on Sunday, 52 people are under home quarantine and 104 under institutional quarantine across the state. Following the discharge of the first patient, the state now has only one COVID-19 positive case undergoing treatment at RIMS hospital.