Assam: GMCH closed as PG student tests Covid-19 positive

Guwahati-  The Assam government has closed the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), for new patients after a post-graduate (PG) medical student was among the eight new Covid-19 positive cases detected on Thursday.

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed this on his official  Twitter handle .

“A PG student at GMCH has tested Covid positive last night. Consequently, we have to screen everyone who came in contact with him and sanitize the entire GMCH premises….we have to close the hospital for new patients for next few days,” Sarma tweeted.

“Although we are closing the hospital for new patients, special arrangements will be in place for patients already admitted and collection of new swab samples. Soliciting cooperation and understanding from all in the interest of public safety,” he added in his another tweet.

The GMCH hostel where the doctor was staying and another hostel have been declared as containment zones, and all residents asked to stay indoors.

Three persons in Guwahati and four more in Silchar, too, tested positive, taking the state’s tally to 53 cases.

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