KOLKATA: Four Covid-19 patients were cured and sent home from ID Hospital on Saturday, taking the total count of discharged patients to seven.
Three of the five Tehatta family members tested negative for novel coronavirus in the second round, but doctors have deferred their release as two among them are mothers of two kids who are yet to test negative. With these three, the total number of cured patients in Bengal stands at 10.
Aong the discharged four was a 76-year-old woman, who conquered the virus in spite of being the most vulnerable owing to lower immunity and co-morbid conditions, such as COPD and hypertension. She is also on immunosuppressant drugs. “But she did not require any intensive care. We are happy that we could manage her symptoms well,” said a doctor at ID Hospital. The Egra resident, along with a 56-year-old relative, tested positive for Covid-19 on March 28, two days after another 66-year old family member-who was a resident of Nayabad in Kolkata-was found infected. All had attended a wedding in Egra. While the 56-year-old is yet to recover, the 66-year-old died a few days ago.
The three others who were cured were a 22-year-old from Ballygunge, who had returned from London and tested positive on March 20, their domestic help (20) and a 55-year-old UK-returnee living in New Alipore. “Our spirits are high. We will send many more home in days to come. All our patients are fine,” said an ID doctor.
The first three patients to be cured were discharged on March 31.
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