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Assam�s first COVID-19 patient still �positive�

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, April 25 - Assam�s first COVID-19 positive patient from Karimganj district is still positive, even after the seventh test, said Dr Babul Bezbaruah, Principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).

Talking to mediapersons on Friday, Dr Bezbaruah said the 52-year old person who had been admitted at the hospital on March 31 has also been battling with cancer and diabetes. �The patient is in stable condition but his COVID-19 tests as per protocol have yielded no negative results even after seventh round of tests. We are monitoring his health and hope that he will recover soon,� Dr Bezbaruah said.

The SMCH principal said that ahead of Ramzan, the patient has been medically permitted to keep fasting and special focus has been given on his food. A doctor has been attached to monitor his diabetes condition.

Meanwhile, sources said general treatment facilities have resumed at SMCH with 216 patients being treated at the OPD. Also, 45 patients have been admitted for treatment.

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