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 are awaited.

“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 virus.

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.

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