Coronavirus Positive Patient In Bhubaneswar

According to officials at the Hospital, a local resident of the State capital had returned from Italy recently and was put into quarantine in Delhi. However, later he reportedly took a train from Delhi to Bhubaneswar.

  • 16th Mar 2020

Odisha reported the first coronavirus case on Sunday. The 31-year-old student affected by COVID-19 returned from Italy and was admitted to Capital Hospital here after symptoms started showing. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. However, hospital authorities or the state government who have not come out with an official statement on the confirmed case are expected to make it soon today.

According to officials at the Hospital, a local resident of the State capital had returned from Italy recently and was put into quarantine in Delhi. However, later he reportedly took a train from Delhi to Bhubaneswar.

The 31-year-old who returned from Italy on March 6 was in self-quarantine in Delhi. He then boarded a train for Bhubaneswar on March 12 and arrived here the day after. However, when he continued to suffer from headaches and fever, he consulted a doctor and took some medicines. But as his health condition did not improve, he went to Capital Hospital on March 14 where he was admitted to the isolation ward. Later, his blood and swab samples were sent to Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) here for examination and the reports revealed that he was infected with COVID-19.

After the man was tested positive for COVID-19, a special team of Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha government rushed to the Capital hospital and took stock of his health condition.

Meanwhile, doctors at Capital Hospital informed that the man’s health condition was stable.  The State government is reportedly collecting data of all those who had traveled with the student by train on the day so that they can be tracked for quarantine. The student’s family has also been asked to remain in quarantine.

Sources said the Health Department is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting later today. Besides, the Union government will also be apprised about the case. This apart, the screening will also be done at the Bhubaneswar railway station.

Speaking to ANI, Director of Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET), Dr. CBK Mohanty, said, “One positive case of Coronavirus has been detected in Odisha. He has travel history to Italy. He later took a train from Delhi to Bhubaneswar. The patient is admitted to a Bhubaneswar hospital.”

The authorities of various districts on Sunday canceled the leaves of government employees of the State to combat the possibility of any spread in novel-Coronavirus (Covid19) disease.

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