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Authorities disprove Covid-19 patient rumours

By Our Reporter Updated: Apr 18, 2020 2:16 am

Our ReporterDimapur, April 17 (EMN): Nagaland Health authorities on Friday dismissed yet another unauthenticated message doing the rounds on social media—this time, concerning the status of the Dimapur resident who had tested positive for Covid-19 in Guwahati.

The message, which has been in circulation since April 16, claimed that the Covid-19 patient “may not be a corona (sic) patient”.

It went on to claim that the patient had “came to the hospital” vomiting blood and did not have any Covid-19 symptoms other than fever, “which could, in general case, be any normal fever”.

It further alleged that the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where the patient is being treated currently, “had declared a wrong report”.

However, the state nodal officer for the integrated disease surveillance programme, Dr. Nyanthung Kikon, said that a doctor in Dimapur confirmed through a message that the patient was “positive for Covid-19 and he had psoriasis, and was on methotrexate for years, which he didn’t disclose earlier. That is the reason why he had pancytopenia. I have discussed this with GMC hospital professor of Medicine and Haematology”.

According to Kikon, doctors at the GMCH had informed that the patient’s condition was stable and “the second test would be conducted in a day or two”.

By Our Reporter Updated: Apr 18, 2020 2:16:01 am
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