Baramulla, Apr 22: The authorities in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have asked the patients treated by a doctor, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, to the hospital.
Officials told KNO that the circular asking the patients to report them was issued after a doctor who attended the patients tested positive.
An order copy issued by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Associated hospital Baramulla, reads, “It’s for the information of those patients who visited district Hospital Baramulla between, 13-04-2020 from 10:00 am to 14-04-2020 upto 4:00 PM and have been examined by the doctor who was tested positive for COVID-19 may report directly to this hospital or call on helpline No. 7006231150 for medical advice”.
“It is pertinent to mention that all the patients are being contacted after taking their records from MRD department. Any patient with contact history with the said doctor shall invite punitive action in case of concealing his information”, reads the order .
Pertinently, a doctor posted at Government district hospital/GMC Baramulla who was among the frontline health workers rendering services in designated isolation ward tested positive for novel coronavirus becoming the maiden doctor in entire Kashmir valley to have tested positive as on date.