First suspected case in Budgam Quarantined

First suspected case in Budgam Quarantined

Budgam: A patient with symptoms related to Coronavirus has been admitted in isolation ward at chest disease hospital (CD) Srinagar where the patient was shifted from sub- district hospital Chadoora, Budgam.

A 67-year-old woman (name withheld) who had a travel history of Saudi Arabia where she had gone to perform Umrah developed some symptoms related to Covid-19 and was immediately referred to Chest disease hospital Srinagar. “She is from Chadoora area,” said Block Medical Officer Chadoora.

The BMO said that a patient with very little symptoms of Coronavirus who has a travel history of Saudi Arabia and have returned on 16 march has been kept in an isolation ward at CD hospital Srinagar after we refer her there.

“One lady from Gund Chadoora developed fever and cough symptoms after arriving from Saudi Arabia on March 16. She approached Sub district hospital Chadoora today morning, “we communicated higher authorities and refer her to chest disease hospital Srinagar so that she would be quarantine properly.”

The lady was screened at the time of arrival at Srinagar airport and the result was negative.

“Nothing is clear of as of now. As a precautionary measure, we have kept her in an isolation ward for precautionary measures,” she said. “There is no need to be panic however general public must avoid visiting crowded places unnecessarily.”

Pertinent to mention, a 67-year-old woman who had also returned on 16 march tested positive for the novel coronavirus (covid-19) on Wednesday evening, making it the first confirmed case in Kashmir Valley, Overall there are now four confirmed cases of coronavirus in J&K with three already reported in Jammu—(KNO)