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

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T - HT Cor­re­spon­dents let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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

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