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COVID-19: Medical team that treated positive patient in home quarantine

Tasaduq Hussain

Srinagar: The authorities in union territory of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday advised strict home quarantine to all medical teams including, doctors, paramedics staff and technicians from chest disease hospital who come in close contact with a patient having travel history of Andaman Nicobar.

According to wire service—(KNO), an order for strict home quarantine was issued by HOD Chest Disease hospital vide order number SKIMS/MCH/C /2020/ 103-5.

An order issued for the home quarantine of 13 medical precautions with—KNO reads that, “as reported by the HOD chest medicine SKIMS medical college/hospital Bemina that a patient (Name withheld) from Hyderpora reported to the hospital emergency with complaints of fever, cough, and running nose with the travel history of Andaman Nicobar. The basic investigation of the patient was done here and the patient were shifted to SKIMS Soura as per the directions of the HOD chest medicine on same day”.

“Today the undersigned received a telephonic call and was apprised that the patient is having high viral local. The matter was immediately discussed with the HOD general medicines and chest medicines and it was informed that the following employees had direct contact with the patient during the stay at hospital.

The matter was brought into the notice of district administration immediately”, the order copy reads. It further reads that the “HOD chest disease has advised strict home quarantine for these employees. This is for the information of necessary action”. The employees who were in direct contact with the patient include, a Sr. President, Jr. President, 4 nurses, 4 technicians, 1 dresser, 1 barber and a nursing orderly—(KNO)