Jamshedpur, May 29: It was his family that helped 24-year-old chartered accountant from Chakulia tide over coronavirus. Receiving greetings from State Health Minister Banna Gupta, the second patient of corona virus in East Singhbhum district was released from Tata Main Hospital after he tested negative.
Health Minister, who was present at the hospital premises greeted the student and also lauded the role being played by Tata Main Hospital (TMH). He said that the recovery rate of the patient is good that means the State is fighting against the virus.
The chartered accountant student had returned home on May 8 evening on a private cab at Chakulia, around 80 km from of Jamshedpur to become the second novel coronavirus positive cases to have surfaced from East Singhbhum district.
“I was disheartened when I was tested positive. Moreover, I was also disturbed when my entire family was quarantined. At TMH, I used to do a conference call to family and friends who gave me confidence during my isolation. My family has been my backbone during the treatment. They were my pillars of strength—they gave me the confidence to win this battle against coronavirus,” he said.
The medical team at the hospital, he said, were very supportive. “Doctors rightly said angel of mercy. They kept telling me that I needn’t worry because my health had been improving since I tested positive. The nurses were very helpful there.”
Dr Rajan Chaudhry, general manager, medical services, Tata Steel, said TMH Jamshedpur has been included in the list of private laboratories for testing for COVID-19 virus. Testing is critical in assessing the spread of COVID-19 and will also help in containing the spread of the pandemic in the region. I wish to convey my sincere gratitude to all the healthcare professionals at TMH, support staff and the citizens of Jamshedpur for their support in overcoming this challenge.
Medical facilities for COVID-19 have been created in all the hospitals of Tata Steel across its manufacturing units and mining locations in the states of Jharkhand and Odisha. The Company has provisioned for a cumulative total of 1250 beds in the two states.
Most of the cases reported in Kolhan Division are that of migrant labourers. The administration has asked the authorities to ensure strict screening of the people coming back to the city. Special focus is being laid on the screening. The administration has also set a screening centre at Loyola School where the swab is being collected from those suspects returning back to the city.