GMCH Superintendent, 8 Doctors Quarantined


The Superintendent of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and eight doctors have been put under quarantine after a post-graduate (PG) medical student tested positive for novel coronavirus on May 7th, 2020.

Ramen Talukdar, Superintendent GMCH, and eight doctors have been shifted to the isolation ward at the hospital.

The Assam government has closed the state’s biggest hospital GMCH after the PG student was found positive for Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease.

“A PG student at GMCH has tested COVID positive last night. Consequently, we have to screen everyone who came in contact with him and sanitize the entire GMCH premises….we have to close the hospital for new patients for the next few days,” Sarma tweeted.

“Although we are closing the hospital for new patients, special arrangements will be in place for patients already admitted and collection of new swab samples. Soliciting cooperation and understanding from all in the interest of public safety,” he added.

The GMCH hostels no 1 and 5 have been declared as containment zones, and all residents asked to stay indoors.

The doctors, hostel members, and other GMCH staffers, with whom the PG student came in contact will be screened. The hospital premises will be sanitized.

Three persons in Guwahati and four more in Silchar, too, have tested positive in the last 24 hours, taking Assam’s tally to 53 cases.

In Guwahati, Amiya Nagar in Chandmari and B Borooah Cancer Institute has also been declared containment zones.

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