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Infection control and safety protocols followed properly, says AIIMS after Odisha reports first death of Covid-19

7/04/2020 at 6:40 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 7: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today clarified that all hospital infection control and safety protocols were followed in case of treatment of a 72-year-old patient from Jharapada in Bhubaneswar who became the first victim in Odisha to die of Covid-19.

An official statement of the AIIMS said that the man reached the hospital on April 4 with fever and severe respiratory difficulty. “He was immediately shifted to isolation ward since he was having symptoms of a suspected case of COVID 19 and treated for respiratory failure with oxygen and supporting therapy. His condition worsened and he was put on ventilator on April 6 but despite all medical care, he passed away,” read the statement.

The sample of the man taken on April 6 was found positive for the deadly virus. “The sample was subsequently sent to RMRC for re-confirmation and it was re-confirmed on Tuesday. As the patient was treated as a COVID 19 suspect from the very beginning, all hospital infection control and safety protocols were followed. The previous patient from Surya Nagar, who was COVID 19 positive and on ventilator support, is stable and improving though not out of danger,” added the official communication.

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