Source of infection of Guwahati’s nine COVID-19 patients unknown


GUWAHATI: No source of infection of nine COVID-19 patients in Guwahati has been traced yet. Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that sources of infection of the nine COVID-19 patients from Guwahati are still unknown.

Dr. Sarma stated that sources of infection of nine patients from Guwahati including city’s first COVID-19 patient Manish Tibrewal have not been found yet. A woman named Boroda Das with no travel history also tested COVID-19 positive.

Recently, two persons named Raju Ray and Tilak Deka were found COVID-19 positive. Both of them have no travel history. While Raju Ray was a surgery patient at Nemcare Hospital, Tilak Deka is an employee of Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH).

According to reports, Raju Ray, a resident of Tarun Nagar was admitted to room no. 322 of the old building of Nemcare Hospital for appendicitis operation. Managing Director (MD) of Nemcare, Dr. Hitesh Baruah informed that the man was admitted to the hospital on May 17 for the operation. He had no symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of admission. His samples were sent for COVID-19 test after his body temperature started to increase.

Meanwhile, OPD and IPD services have been closed at Nemcare as a preventive measure. Samples of the doctors and nurses who came into the COVID-19 patient’s contact have been collected. They have been sent for quarantine. The place where the patient was kept has been sealed.