The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 21
With the graph of recoveries consistently rising, it seems that Chandigarh has finally managed to flatten the COVID-19 curve as 24 more patients got discharged from PGIMER today.
Out of these 24 patients, 3 were discharged in the morning batch included 27-year-old female nursing officer of PGIMER and a grand mother –grand-daughter duo from Sector 37 aged 55 and 8 respectively. All of them were sent to their home where they will be home quarantined for 7days as per the standard protocol to be followed by all Covid-19 patients.
As many as 21 asymptomatic patients were discharged in evening including 19 from various locations in Chandigarh comprising Sector 30, Bapudham, Sector 25, Sector 32, Mauli Jagran, Sector 52, Manimajra, Maloya. 2 persons from Mohali were also discharged in the eveing from PGIMER today.
All these 21 patients completed over two week quarantine period here at PGIMER, but remained asymptomatic. Hence, as per the revised policy, they were eligible for discharge and were not tested before being discharged as per the new guidelines. Out of them, 19 were shifted to post discharge care centre in Sector 22 for another 7 days isolation and 2 were shifted to post discharge care centre in Mohali.
Sharing his observations, Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER said, “Every discharge is a huge inspiration for our front line warriors. They are stretching beyond the call of duty to ensure that the best of the service is delivered to the patients and their hard work is paying off with the recoveries far more outnumbering the infections now.”
The nursing officer of PGIMER was the first one to be discharged today after her two consecutive negative tests of COVID-19. She thanked everyone for their support and said, ”Being an employee of PGIMER, I knew the strengths of my institute. But staying in the hospital as a patient after being tested positive gave me another perspective on patient care in PGIMER. There were days when I felt low and frustrated and had almost given up. But it was the constant encouragement by COVID-19 team that made me win this war.”