Ludhiana Covid-19 toll reaches two

Shimlapuri woman dies at Fortis hospital

Ludhiana Covid-19 toll reaches two

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 5

One more Covid-19 patient from Ludhiana died today. The deceased was a 69-year-old woman from Shimlapuri who had travelled to Mohali by bus on March 17. She was admitted to the Fortis hospital on March 31.

A majority of the positive patients from Ludhiana had inter-state travel history, although nobody travelled overseas.

The 42-year-old woman, who was the first Covid causality from Ludhiana, had travelled to Patni Top in Jammu before testing positive. One of her neighbours later tested positive.

Tablighi Jamaat attendee tests positive

Meanwhile, a man linked to Tablighi Jamaat also tested positive for Covid. The 35-year-old man is a resident of Rajgarh village in Ludhiana district. He came back to his village on March 23 after attending Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi and then also travelled to Hyderabad. He has been admitted to Civil Hospital and eight of his family kept in isolation.

Helpline numbers

  • Dist Ludhiana: 0161-2444193
  • State: 104
  • Info for tracking of foreign travellers: 0161-4622276
  • One can also contact: Dr Divjot Singh: 9041274030 Dr Ramesh: 9855716180

The first positive case of Ludhiana from Gurdev Nagar also had no travel history.

Meanwhile, a suspected Covid patient admitted to Civil Hospital died today. However, his report is pending.

Altercation with rapid response team members

There was a minor altercation between members of a rapid response team of the Health Department and residents at Muslim Colony in Sherpur area. When one of the local residents started making the video of the team taking the suspected patient to an ambulance, the members of the team objected. Soon, more residents gathered there and started abusing the team members, said ASI Gurjit Singh from Moti Nagar police station. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajesh Bagga, said it was a minor altercation and later, the residents were made to understand gravity of the situation.

Principal Secretary visits Civil Hospital

The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, on Sunday visited Civil Hospital to take stock of preparedness. He assigned duties to officials. Dr Geeta Kataria has been asked to work at Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. She at present works at Civil Hospital, Samrala. Dr Malwainder Mala has been asked to report at Civil Hospital, Samrala.

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