Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 31: A coronavirus suspect who was brought to MGM Hospital at 4 am on Tuesday morning died in the isolation ward at 7:30 am. His body has been kept in the mortuary till the arrival of the test report of swab from MGM College laboratory where COVID-19 tests are being conducted. Till the time of going to press, confirmation of the cause of death had not been reported.
According to reports, Sonari Panchwati Nagar resident Yogendra Prasad (40 years) was brought to MGM Hospital at 4 am by his brother Harendra Prasad. Harendra stated that his brother developed high fever and breathing problems. He was rushed to MGM Hospital for treatment. Doctors at the Emergency department after checkup administered saline and at 7 am admitted Yogendra Prasad in the hospital’s isolation ward. He died at 7:30 am. The district surveillance team, on receipt of information arrived at the MGM Hospital and collected samples of the deceased from the isolation ward and sent them to the testing lab at MGM College. The actual cause of Yogendra Prasad’s death will only be known after the lab test report arrives.
Meanwhile, after the death of the corona suspect in the hospital’s isolation ward the people in the hospital were panic stricken. All doctors, nurses, medical assistants and cleaning staff on night shift at the hospital’s emergency department on Monday-Tuesday night have been kept in a room next to the isolation ward. Deputy Superintendent of the Hospital, Nakul Chowdhary informed that these staff members would be allowed to go home only after the arrival of the report pertaining to the cause of Yogendra Prasad’s death. If necessary, they too would undergo tests, he said.
MGM Hospital Deputy Superintendent Dr Nakul Chowdhary stated that the patient, Yogendra Prasad was brought to the emergency ward of the hospital on Tuesday morning at 4 am. At that point of time, the patient had high blood pressure while the pulse rate and sugar level were very low. The patient was removed to the isolation ward where he died in the course of treatment. His condition was serious when he was brought to the hospital, Dr Chowdhary said.