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COVID-19: Affected person exams optimistic after two samples returned damaging: Medical doctors Clarify Why

COVID-19: Affected person exams optimistic after two samples returned damaging: Medical doctors Clarify Why

Srinagar, Might 16: A affected person who was admitted to SMHS hospital has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus, few days after his two again to again exams returned damaging for the illness at CD Hospital the place he was being handled.

Medical doctors mentioned that it was potential in view of the totally different units of exams executed to substantiate the virus.

“The test of the patient was negative twice when naso/oropharyngeal swab was taken in CD hospital,” Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, HOD, Authorities Chest Ailments (CD) Hospital, instructed GNS.

He mentioned the affected person was taken to SMHS for an emergency process referred to as tracheostomy—which includes creating a gap within the neck with a purpose to place a tube into an individual’s windpipe to permit air to enter the lungs.

“During the procedure, a tracheal aspirate, a different type of sample, was taken for testing which was positive,” he mentioned.

Explaining it additional, Dr Naveed, who can be a number one pulmonologist, mentioned this pattern is extra delicate for testing and will get transformed to damaging a couple of days after nasopharyngeal swab converts.

“Sometimes the sample is positive although the virus may be non viable and the patient is non infective in such a state,” he mentioned.

Dr Saima Rashid, Principal GMC, instructed GNS that throughout the affected person’s keep in SMHS hospital, all crucial precautions have been taken and he was stored in a very separate room.

“He was shifted back to CD hospital,” she mentioned. Seconding him, Dr Naveed Nazir mentioned the affected person was the primary Covid-19 affected person in J&Okay to be “ventilated and the department of anesthesia and critical care is working extremely hard on the patient.”(GNS)

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