Silchar, JULY 19: In what could be called a major achievement, a 97 year old woman was discharged from the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) after recovering from COVID-19.
Dr Bhaskar Gupta, Vice Principal of the hospital informed that the woman named Jyotsna Rani Deb, a resident of Udharbond was admitted to the hospital on July 7 with breathing troubles. A day after, her RTPCR tests resulted to be COVID-19 positive and subsequently she was shifted to the COVID ICU. However, on July 16, she tested negative and she was shifted to the medicine ward on the next day. "We are happy to discharge the woman in fully recovered condition," Dr Gupta maintained while Dr Prasenjit Ghosh, Deputy Superintendent, Dr Riturag Thakuria, COVID nodal officer of the hospital, Dr Amit Kalwar and other doctors and health care staff wished good health for the woman at the time of discharge.
"I pray to the Almighty to bless everyone," the woman who defeated COVID-19 said after coming out of the hospital. Her family members expressed happiness and satisfaction at the treatment given to the elderly woman at the hospital.
Meanwhile, two more patients have died at the hospital in the past 24 hours since Sunday. According to the hospital authorities, one of the deceased belongs to Karimganj district while another 90 year old person from Silchar died in the wee hours on Monday. Till 5pm on Monday, there are 67 COVID-19 active cases admitted at the hospital with 47 patients undergoing treatment at the COVID ICU. As many as 7 patients who were diagnosed with the virus were admitted at the hospital while 15 persons were discharged from the hospital after recovery in the last one day, Dr Gupta informed.
On the other hand, sources in the District Health Department informed that 32 new cases of COVID-19 were detected till 5:30pm on Monday. As many as 3,679 persons were examined via the Rapid Antigen Tests in which 29 samples tested positive while three samples of RTPCR tests resulted to be positive, sources added.