Arunachal”s lone Covid-19 hospital to resume OPD, IPD services from Wednesday

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Around two weeks after the lone coronavirus positive patient of Arunachal Pradesh was declared cured, the authorities have decided that the state”s only Covid-19 hospital will open its OPDs and IPDs for other cases from Wednesday, a senior official said here.

However, one block of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) at Naharlagun near here will continue to function as Covid-19 unit with well- demarcated entry and exit points, Health and Family Welfare Secretary P Parthiban said on Tuesday.

The remaining blocks in the state”s lone medical college hospital would resume treating cases other than coronavirus infection in its OPDs and IPDs (in-patients department) from Wednesday, he said.

The government had on March 26 designated the TRIHMS as the Covid-19 hospital and transferred the admitted patients to the Rama Krishna Mission Hospital here.

The decision to resume normal work was taken after the state”s only Covid-19 patient, a 31-year-old man, was cured and discharged from a hospital in Lohit district on April 17.

Not a single coronavirus infection case was detected in Arunachal Pradesh sine then and the TRIHMS is yet to treat any such patient so far.

Till Monday evening, a total of 584 samples were tested for Covid-19, out of which 568 were found to be negative while results of 16 are awaited, health department officials said.

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