Saptari’s Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha hospital sealed as a patient tests positive for COVID-19

Published On: July 24, 2020 08:15 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, July 24: Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Hospital in Rajbiraj, Saptari, has been sealed off after a patient who is undergoing treatment at the emergency ward tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday.

The 48-year-old male patient from Tilathikoiladi Rural Municipality-2 was diagnosed with this viral disease. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment after consuming poison.

Following the confirmation of COVID-19 infection, the hospital is being sanitized after getting it sealed off. “Service delivery has been challenging as most medics came into contact with the patient,” said Dr Ranjit Kumar Jha, chief of the hospital. “We were quite excited to have learnt that except for two staff of the hospital tested negative for this disease on Wednesday, however, it’s a matter of concern after the patient was found infected.”

Earlier, the swab samples of 176 staffers at the hospital tested negative while one nurse and a cleaning staff were found COVID-19 positive. 

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