SKIMS round-up: Of 102 patients, 37 in isolation, 31 reports awaited
Srinagar, Mar 30: There
are 102 patients, includes confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus, in SK Institute
of Medical Sciences in Soura here of which 65 are in quarantine and 37 have
been put in isolation, officials said on Monday.
Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the hospital told
The Kashmir Monitor that they have tested 181 samples so far and reports of 31
“So far six positive cases have come up here. All of them
are stable,” he said.
Besides, Dr Jan said that the two doctors of the institute, who
were put under quarantine as they had a history of contact with a positive case
outside the hospital, have been discharged after testing negative for the
In addition, the elderly lady from Khanyar area of Srinagar,
who was the first one to be tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir has
tested negative after completely recovering from the infraction.
Dr G H Yatoo Nodal officer for COVID-19 at SKIMS said the
samples of 67-year-old lady who was tested positive on March 30 were again
collected and sent to viral Diagnostic and Research Lab, from where the results
came as negative.
“She is still at the Institute (SKIMS) and will be kept in
quarantine for a period of 14 days after that it will be decided whether or not
to discharge her,” the doctor said.
“She is fine and the anti- viral drugs recommend by World
Health Organization has helped her to recover and is undergoing treatment at
isolation ward,” he added.
Official government spokesperson today confirmed that there have been no new cases of Coronavirus in Kashmir Division, however, three new cases from Jammu Division have been reported taking the overall toll in J&K to 41.