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Good News: COVID patients recovering, had chicken biryani for dinner


Srinagar:  A whiff of fresh air after gloom and despair. COVID 19 patients admitted to the Chest Diseases hospital and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) are showing signs of recovery.

Eighteen coronavirus positive patients are currently admitted to the Chest Diseases (CD) hospital.  On Thursday, the test of one of the patients came back negative. The patient is likely to be discharged from the hospital.


“Good news from CD hospital. The first patient admitted to CD turns negative,” tweeted Dr. Naveed Shah Head of Department CD hospital.

 More than 50 patients have tested positive In Kashmir.  Earlier a 65- year-old woman, who was the first COVID-19 positive case from Kashmir was discharged from the hospital after recovery.

  “All the patients are recovering and doing well,” said Dr. Shah.

 He said patients will continue to stay in the hospital till they complete their quarantine period and recover fully.

 “The patients have recovered to the level that none of them require ventilator support”, he said.

 Shah thanked Non-Governmental Organizations for their services to the COVID-19 patients 

An official of the CD hospital said the patients are having their food and responding to the medication.  “The patients are being given fruits and even had chicken biryani yesterday,” he said.

 One of the patients from Central Kashmir said symptoms are receding gradually.

“We are thankful to the hospital administration. We are getting proper food. We are feeling better,” he said.

 On Wednesday, a video about patients having food in the hospital had gone viral on social media.  The video showed that fruits were being packed and supplied to the patients in the hospital.

 Doctors at SKIMS also said the patients admitted in the hospital are also recovering.

“Except one, all patients are recovering fast. None of the COVID-19 patients are on a ventilator currently,” he said.