HAILAKANDI, July 24 - An 18-day-old infant has been found COVID-19 positive along with his mother and father in south Assam�s Hailakandi district.
Health authorities here disclosed that the 18-day-old baby boy named Ayan Deb, along with his father Partho Deb and mother Sumi Deb, has been detected COVID-19 positive.
Residents of Tupkhana on the outskirts of Hailakandi town, the three-member family afflicted with the disease has been shifted from the Hindustan Paper Corporation�s COVID Care Centre to the SK Roy designated COVID Civil Hospital.
Superintendent SK Roy designated COVID Civil Hospital, Dr Sudip Kumar Chakrabarty said that the condition of the Caesarean delivery baby is stable and breast-feeding is being done at regular intervals. He disclosed that both mother and baby are being nursed and kept at a separate enclosure in the COVID-19 ward. He said that immunity booster dose is being administered to the mother to enable her to withstand the disease.
Dr Chakrabarty said though the COVID-19 afflicted family has been pleading to move to their place of residence, the authorities are not allowing on the ground that the swab sample tests to be conducted on the ninth day have to test negative. In another development on the COVID-19 front, Nibash Roy, an infant, who succumbed at SMCH on Monday has been declared a non-COVID victim by the State level Death Audit Board for audit of COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.
As the report came in late, the district administration, however, carried out the last rites following the State protocol at a nondescript place at Katlicherra on Wednesday afternoon.