In tragic news coming from the city of Bengaluru is that a man who tested positive for COVID-19 took his life on Monday morning. The man, 50-year-old, was admitted to Victoria hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
The patient, identified as P466, was a primary contact of patient P46, a 45-year-old woman who has been tested positive for COVID19. He had been on temporary dialysis for chronic renal failure which he last underwent on Saturday. He was scheduled to undergo it on Monday. He was admitted to the hospital on the 24th of April.
The Victoria hospital has been in the line of questioning as to how the patient was able to leave isolation. The hospital said that the patient had escaped the ward through a fire exit that was kept open due to the elevator work going on in the building.
5 test positive from Hampinagara
The man was a known contact of the 45-year-old woman who was patient number 465 in the state. The woman was categorized under SARI i.e. Severe Acute Respiratory Infection. On Sunday, the woman passed away at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Disease (RGICD) in Bengaluru. She was tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. She was the resident of Hampinagara in Bengaluru from where 5 people have been tested positive for the deadly virus including Patient 466.
Ravikumar Surpur, the special commissioner of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, spoke to a media outlet said that rigorous contact tracing of the primary and secondary contacts of the woman has been underway. As per the information available, the woman first visited a local government healthcare facility on the 22nd of April after which she visited the Moodalapalya Maternity Hospital in West Bengaluru complaining of dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
The doctor at the maternity hospital examined her and advised her to visit Victoria Hospital after she showed symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection. In Victoria hospital, the woman was admitted as her blood oxygen levels were low. Later, she was shifted to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases. After her death on Saturday, the Moodalapalya Maternity Hospital was shut down and the staff was placed in quarantine.
Source: The News Minute