Woman dies in Dimapur, tests Covid-19 positive on TrueNat
Dimapur, July 29 (EMN): A 45-year-old woman from Aoyimti village in Dimapur died on Wednesday after being tested positive for Covid-19 on TrueNat.
The village council chairman informed Eastern Mirror that the deceased was showing symptoms for a few days before being taken to a hospital on Wednesday.
“The TrueNat tests returned positive and right now we are waiting for the RT-PCR result,” informed the chairman.
He said that the deceased was still at her residence and medical officials were undertaking necessary protocols of sanitising and wrapping. “The body will be sent off to be buried at Naga cemetery after all protocols are completed,” informed the chairman.
According to a resident, the deceased was having other ailments.
In a letter addressed to the chairman of Aoyimti village chairman, the chief medical officer (CMO) Dimapur wrote that he learned about the refusal of the Eden Hospital to admit the patient on Wednesday morning without a Covid-19 negative report. She was later asked to be admitted to the Covid-19 hospital after she was tested positive in TrueNat machine at the laboratory in PHC, Chümoukedima.
However, the officer said that “she was never brought here and later we came to know that she had died and her body is kept at her house in Aoyimti village”.
The CMO also suggested the village council to implement precautionary measures like immediate burial of the body after carrying out sanitisation and other formalities, as well as identification and strict isolation of those who handled the dead body and had direct contact with the deceased in the past seven days. He said those in direct contact with the deceased should self monitor their health by observing Covid-19 symptoms for the next seven days
He also requested the council to co-operate with the Health department while assuring them any kind of assistance in the days to come.