COVID-19 outbreak: Four medicos of Odisha hospital sent to isolation

Cuttack: Amidst fear over community transmission of COVID-19 in Odisha, four PG doctors of SCB Medical College and Hospital have been asked to remain in isolation due to their contact history with the third positive Coronavirus patient.

Source said that the four medicos were the passengers of the same IndiGo flight in which the person, who tested positive for COVID-19, had returned to Bhubaneswar from Delhi on March 10. They landed at Bhubaneswar airport along with the patient.

This was revealed after details about the patient’s seat allotment in the flight on same day came to fore during contact tracing exercise. Later, the four medical students registered their names by dialing 104 issued by the Health & Family Welfare Department in Odisha.

Source said that among four, two complained of cold and cough and remaining two are stated to be in good condition. They had returned to Bhhubaneswar on the same flight on March 10 after attending a conference held in Dehradun. They were sitting behind the patient.

Reports said that the four medical students had been on duty at the hospital after their return to Odisha. Even, they had assisted the doctors in several surgeries.

However, the authorities of SCB denied to make any statement over the issue.

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