Staff nurse dies of Covid at Nabha hospital

Staff nurse dies of Covid at Nabha hospital

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 14

A 53-year-old staff nurse, posted at Nabha Civil Hospital, succumbed to Covid-19, a day after testing positive for the deadly virus.

Comorbid condition

Senior Medical Officer Dr Dalbir Kaur said Balwinder Kaur was posted at the Covid ward on a rotation basis. She said the staff nurse was a diabetic and also suffered from hypertension.

The health authorities informed that the staff nurse, identified as Balwinder Kaur, had been performing Covid duties at the Nabha hospital.

It has been learned that the staff nurse was home isolated on May 12 after she had tested positive. However, her health deteriorated and she had to be rushed to the Nabha Civil Hospital, where she died within a few hours of her admission.

Senior Medical Officer Dr Dalbir Kaur said the staff nurse was posted at the Covid ward on a rotation basis.

She said the nurse was a diabetic and also suffered from hypertension.

Balwinder Kaur had received the first dose of the Covid vaccine last week.

Senior health officials said there was a guideline on avoiding assigning Covid duties to healthcare workers with comorbidities.

550 new cases

Meanwhile, Patiala reported 550 new cases today. With this, the active cases in the district climbed to 4,455.

Of the 550 new cases, Patiala city reported 249 cases, Rajpura 66, Kauli 50, Kallon Majra 34, Harpalpur 30, Dudhan Sadhan 28, Shurtrana 23 and Nabha 22. Twenty cases were reported from Samana.

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