Guwahati: A Covid-19 patient was allegedly discharged after mixing him up with a recovered person with a similar sounding name. This incident took place at a Civil Hospital in Assam which sparked panic in the community.
The mix-up occurred when a State Government approved list of recovered persons was read out loud by hospital staff before the patients. The Mangaldoi Civil Hospital in Darrang District received a list of 14 names of recovered persons which included Hamid Ali, a migrant worker who was being treated since June 5.
When Hamid’s name was called out, it was another patient with a similar name who responded. Hanif Ali was admitted since June 3 and was not tested negative till then. Hamid surprisingly did not respond to the call out. According to Darrang District D.C. Dilip Borah, Hanif was brought back to the hospital on Thursday. It is fortunate that Hanif has also been tested negative on June 11 results. However, this incident caused chaos and panic amid the community.
Till now the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 increased to nine in the State.
Assam reached up to a toll of 3498 COVID cases with 1953 active cases and 9 deaths. In India, the pandemic has taken the lives of 8884 people till June 13, 2020. But there is a ray of hope as the number of cured/discharged person has surpassed the number of active cases.
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