Sangrur Civil Surgeon tests positive for coronavirus

Admitted to Patiala hospital after complaints of high fever, breathlessness

Sangrur Civil Surgeon tests positive for coronavirus

Dr Raj Kumar was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the isolation ward of the hospital on Tuesday.

Tribune News Service
Patiala/Sangrur,
July 8

Sangrur Civil Surgeon on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus, a day after he was moved to the Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, following complaints of high fever and breathlessness.

Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Harish Malhotra, confirmed that the Sangrur Civil Surgeon has contracted the deadly disease and his RT- PCR test is positive.

The Civil Surgeon was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the isolation ward of the hospital on Tuesday. According to doctors, his condition is stable at present.

Dr Paras Pandove, Medical Superintendent, Government Rajindra Hospital, said a team of doctors were attempting to give the frontline healthcare worker the best possible treatment.

Since the Sangrur Civil surgeon stays in Barnala, with his family, both Barnala and Sangrur health department authorities have started contact tracing.

He had been attending meetings with all senior officers of Sangrur.

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