Guwahati (Assam), May 8 : The state government has shut the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), for new patients after a doctor was among the eight new Covid-19 positive cases detected on Thursday.
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement on Twitter this morning after the student was found positive for Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease.
Sarma in a Fb post this morning said ” A PG student at Guwahti Medical College has tested COVID positive last night. Consequently we have to screen everyone who came in contact with him and sanitize the entire GMCH premises. As such we have to close the hospital for new patients for next few days.
Although we are closing the hospital (GMCH)for new patients, special arrangements will be in place for patient already admitted and collection of new swab samples. Soliciting cooperation and understanding from all, in the interest of public safety.
I met residents of PG Boys Hostel of GMCH and advised all to take all possible precautions. There is some anxiety among residents after a doctor was tested positive. Doctors have played a sterling role in our fight against #COVID19 and it is important to keep their morale intact.”