Coronavirus: 20 Bhatkal patients cured, discharged from KIMS hospital Karwar

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 23rd May 2020, 2:56 PM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: Twenty Bhatkal patients, who were undergoing treatment in the COVID-19 ward at Karwar Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) after they were tested positive, have cured and discharged from the hospital on Saturday.

It is believed that the number of Coronavirus cases in the second phase in Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district surged after a couple came in contact with the First Neuro Hospital in Mangalore, and within a time period between May 8 to 12, a total of 29 people from Bhatkal were tested positive for COVID-19. All of them were then admitted to the special ward at KIMS Hospital in Karwar for treatment.

Those discharged from the hospital today include total of nine women along with a pregnant woman, eight men including 83 years old elderly man, and three children (one, two and three years old).

It may be recalled that 11 people who had earlier infected with Coronavirus linked to Gulf have recovered couple of days back. With 20 people discharged from the hospital today, the number of recoveries in the district has risen to 31. Thus, now there are only 33 active cases of Corona in Uttara Kannada district.

Traditional farewell to patients by DC: A traditional farewell was organized by Deputy Commissioner Dr Harish Kumar for the cured patients of Bhatkal who were discharged from the hospital. On this occasion, Uttara Kannada SP Shiv Prakash Devraj and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Roshan and other government officials were present.

It is informed that all the 20 people have boarded to Bhatkal in three ambulances, and they will be brought to the Bhatkal government hospital where after all necessary paperwork, they will be instructed to get quarantined at home. It may be recalled that earlier, after getting discharged from the hospital, all the 11 cured patients were quarantined in a private hotel in Bhatkal for 14 days. But with the latest guideline, the directions have been issued to quarantine the cured patients in their homes.

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