Varanasi: Defeating the COVID-19 the 75-year-old diabetic betel trader of Pitarkunda area returned home. He was discharged from Sir Sunderlal Hospital of Banaras Hindu University on Saturday.
According to BHU spokesperson Rajesh Singh, the elderly trader was tested negative twice. The BHU vice chancellor Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar presented him a bouquet and expressed good wishes for his well being.
After the discharge of this patient there are five positive cases under treatment at BHU hospital, and 24 suspected cases. This diabetic trader had been referred to BHU by a private hospital on April 17 with complication in kidney. He was tested positive for COVID-19. Two members of his families also contracted infection from him.
Meanwhile, the BHU administration also made changes in the arrangements for handling COVID-19 patients. Apart from COVID-19 OPD, the laboratory and ward for suspected cases were shifted to super specialty wing from SSL hospital.
No new case of COVID-19 positive was reported in the district on the third consecutive day on Saturday,
According to the chief medical officer Dr VB Singh, 108 test reports were received from the BHU lab on Saturday, and all were found negative. Before it no COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the district on Thursday and Friday. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the district is still 77. As many as 22 patients recovered from illness and were discharged from the hospital till Saturday evening. One infected person had died on April 3. Presently, there are 42 active cases of COVID-19 in the district.