40 year old man dies at quarantine centre, suspected to be COVID positive

40 year old man dies at quarantine centre, suspected to be COVID positive

Written By: / Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:29

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Imphal, July 14:

In a disappointing turn of fate, one 40 year old man from Nambol who has lived in Guwahati for the last 7 years and had returned home by flight yesterday expired at the Nambol High School Community Quarantine Centre, late last night. The deceased had medical history of viral infection and multiple organ failure and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Guwahati. Upon his arrival at the quarantine centre and due to his poor health conditions, District Surveillance Officer Bishnupur, Dr. L Raichandra Singh and Dr. L Kuber Singh, MO I/C CHC Nambol were overlooking his treatment but he expired around 11.18 PM. The body was taken by an ambulance to a crematorium where his last rites were performed.

Medical team at the quarantine centre as per SOP is presuming the deceased as COVID positive until test sample returns negative. All due precautions were taken up while performing the deceased last rite and the area will be disinfected afterwards, sources added. Meanwhile the test samples of the deceased’s wife who returned by same flight have also been sent for testing. Close contacts of the deceased and his wife will be quarantined if the result of the test sample returns positive.

Meanwhile, 17 individuals whose samples were collected for testing at VRDL of JNIMS have been confirmed COVID positive according to a press release by COVID-19 Common Control Room yesterday. The cumulative positive cases in the state stands at 1626 out of which 656 are active and 970 recovered cases.

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Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh

Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh

Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh is an intern working with Imphal Times and is currently pursuing MA – Mass Communication, Manipur University.
He may be contacted at : [email protected]

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