Cuttack: A special ward set up at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack to keep coronavirus patients in isolation has fallen vacant after a lone suspected coronavirus patient was discharged today.
The hospital authorities allowed the suspected patient, an engineer, to leave when his blood samples sent to Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) were found to be negative for coronavirus.
The suspected patient, a native of Jagatsinghpur, is working as an engineer at a Beijing-based company and has returned from China recently.
Earlier, blood samples of a woman medical student from Cuttack and another medico from Phulbani were sent to the Pune-based institute following their return from China. Samples of both the medicos were found to be negative for coronavirus.
On Friday, a three-member Central team visited the SCB hospital and held discussion with the doctors about the situation.
So far 42 travellers from corona affected countries have been identified by the State surveillance system.
The State Health Control Room is functioning 24×7 and queries of people are being addressed to control room no. 0674-2390466.