Dead woman of Harirampur not COVID-19 patient: Physician


31st March, 2020 07:59:42 printer

Dead woman of Harirampur not COVID-19 patient: Physician

The woman, who died with symptoms of fever and cough in Harirampur Upazila of the district, was not a coronavirus patient, Civil Surgeon (CS) Dr. Anwarul Amin Akanda confirmed it today.

Nobody in the district so far died of coronavirus, he added.

The family of the victim and district health department sources said, a woman, aged 26, of Harirampur upazila was suffering from fever and cough for four days.

At first, she was given treatment by a local village physician. On Sunday morning as her condition deteriorated, she was taken to Gilando Monno Medical college Hospital where the attending doctor declared her dead.

Deputy Director of Monno Medical College Hospital SM Moniruzzaman said the woman was taken to the hospital as dead. She was having the symptoms of Coronavirus such as cough, respiratory problem and loose motion. So, the sample was taken.

The Civil Surgeon said that for confirmation, whether the patient was attacked with COVID-19 or not, the sample was sent to IECDR. On Monday IECDR informed the victim was not a COVID-19 patient. Meanwhile, the village was brought under lockdown by the Harirampur Upazila Administration on Sunday and the members of the family were kept in quarantine.

Today (Tuesday) the lockdown of the village was lifted. But the family members are in home quarantine.

Anwarul Amin Akanda said a total of 1156 overseas returnees were sent to keep in home quarantine in seven upazilas and two municipalities of the district till March 31 to prevent further spread of coronavirus. Of them 946 were released and 210 are remaining in home quarantine.