Assam doctor tests COVID-19 positive


GUWAHATI: A doctor who was the in-charge of Singimari Model Hospital in Kamrup district of Assam has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Deepak Chandra Das, the doctor from Sualkuchi was regularly visiting Singimari Model Hospital as the in-charge of the hospital which has been functioning as a dedicated COVID-19 facility. Reportedly, he was not directly involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The doctor is currently under treatment at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati.

Meanwhile, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that contact tracing related to Dr. Deepak Das has started as a preventive measure against COVID-19.