Jamshedpur, May 27: Amid cheer of thunderous applause, the first patient of corona virus in East Singhbhum district was released from Tata Main Hospital after she tested negative.
A girl aged 28 from Kolkata who had returned home on May 8 evening on a private cab at Chakulia, around 80 km from of Jamshedpur had become the first novel coronavirus positive cases to have surfaced from East Singhbhum district. She was rushed to Tata Main Hospital for treatment where after 15 days of struggle she managed to win her battle against the deadly virus.
“ I was very nervous when I was tested positive but I didn’t loose hope and fought back. I spent my days in hospital playing mobile games and chatting. I also used to pray god so that I can I recover,”said the girl.
“We are treating 28 patients right now. We nursed the first patient and got her back to life. We can say she is completely recovered. But still she has to be careful for next one year,” said an official of TMH. He said her age and medical background helped them to win the battle.
Apart from the girl a boy who came in contact with her was also released after she tested negative to Covid-19 test.
Deputy Commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla, who was present on the occasion, congratulated the girl. He said that the administration is working hard to make Jamshedpur free from coronavirus.
The administration has urged people to cooperate with the district administration in preventing the possible spread of corona virus. DC said that people should not move out of homes unnecessarily, they must use a mask, wash their hands regularly with soap or use a sanitizer. Do not spit here or there.
TMH has set-up 650 beds to address any eventuality. This includes 513 Isolation beds and 77 Critical Care Beds with invasive & non-invasive ventilators at TMH Jamshedpur, 25 isolation beds including 3 beds with ventilation support at Noamundi, 25 isolation beds including 3 beds with ventilation support at West Bokaro and 10 isolation beds at Jamadoba. TMH Jamshedpur has also set-up a COVID-19 Screening Room with online appointment booking provision, a special COVID-19 Maternity and Labour Room Complex for COVID-19 suspect/confirmed pregnant women.
Tata Steel has taken all necessary steps to fight COVID-19 in its operational areas and is leaving no stone unturned to contain the disease. TMH Jamshedpur is beefing up its capabilities and is working closely with the Government, Tata group and key suppliers to supplement all its medical centres with the necessary consumables, PPEs, masks, medical equipment as required.
TMH Jamshedpur, over the last one month, has conducted 1650 RT-PCR diagnostic test for COVID-19. In view of the increased demand for testing as a result of migrant workers reaching Jamshedpur.