SILCHAR, June 5 - In a bizarre development, as many as 12 COVID-19 positive patients admitted in the designated ward in Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) attempted to flee from the hospital.
Sources informed that currently there are 62 COVID-19 positive patients undergoing treatment at the hospital while 74 patients have been discharged so far.
Dr Bhaskar Gupta, Vice-Principal of SMCH on Friday, said while seven patients tried to flee on Thursday at 10 pm, five more attempted to get out of the ward on Friday morning.
�Our hospital security staff caught the COVID-19 positive patients while they were making attempts to escape and pushed them back to the ward. However, we have informed Cachar police about the incidents,� Dr Gupta said.
Meanwhile, Dr Babul Kumar Bezbaruah, Principal of SMCH, while talking to The Assam Tribune, said a dangerous eventuality has been averted by catching the patients.
�We have heightened the internal security arrangements and a report on this shall be sent to the Deputy Commissioner as well,� Dr Bezbaruah said.