37% Covid-19 patients in Punjab cured as 508 discharged in a day
Maximum 95 patients from Amritsar dist were declared cured followed by Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur
AMRITSAR/TARN TARAN/JALANDHAR/ MOGA/GURDASPUR: As many as 508 patients undergoing Covid-19 treatment were discharged from various hospitals in Punjab on Friday after they recovered from the disease, health department officials said.
With this, the total tally of cured patients in the state reached 731.
This was the biggest single-day jump in the number of cured patients in the state with most of those discharged being Nandedreturned pilgrims. At least 37% of the total cases have been declared as cured.
At 95, the maximum patients discharged were in Amritsar district. Of these, 44 Nanded-returnees were being treated at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and 51 at Sri Guru Ram Dass (SGRD) Charitable Hospital.
Also, 81 patients were discharged in Tarn Taran district, civil surgeon Dr Anup Kumar said. “The 81 Covid patients, who had Nanded-link, were tested negative in their two consecutive test reports. Other 77 patients are under surveillance and are stable,” Dr Kumar added.
In Jalandhar, 79 patients were discharged from the local civil hospital after a team of doctors thoroughly examined them.
In Gurdaspur district, the health department on Friday discharged 66 patients from various hospitals after they reported negative. Now, only five active cases are in the district. They all are
Nanded returnees. Three of them are under treatment in the Batala civil hospital while two are being treated at the Dhariwal hospital.
Five suspected patients are also likely to be discharged from the hospitals by Monday when they complete their 14-day quarantine period and if no coronavirus symptoms are not found in them. No Covid case was reported in the district in the last 10 days.
In Moga, the district health department on Friday discharged all the 46 Covid-19 patients, including 32 Nanded returnees. Four Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers, who tested positive for coronavirus on May 2, were among the discharged patients.
Now, there is no Covid-19 patient admitted to the isolation wards in the district.
35 ACTIVE CASES IN SANGRUR
In Sangrur, 51 Covid-19 patients were discharged on Friday. The number of total active cases in the district is 35. DC Ghanshyam Thori said most of these 51 patients were Nanded returnees.
In Ferozepur district, 39 patients were discharged on Friday as per the fresh norms. Also, 21 Covid-19 patients were discharged in Bathinda on Friday. All are pilgrims who returned from Nanded The district has a total of 43 Covid -19 patients, including one each from Moga and Ludhiana districts. Now, 22 patients are being treated in the district.
In Mansa, one patient was discharged from the civil hospital. With this, the district now has 23 active Covid cases.
As many as 11 patients were declared as cured in Ludhiana. Of these, four are students who had returned from Kota in Rajasthan and while seven returned from Nanded. The process to discharge them was on. (Inputs from Sangrur, Bathinda, Ludhiana and Faridkot)
Nanded-returned pilgrims after they were discharged from Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital in Amritsar on Friday. SAMEER SEHGAL/HT