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No new case in Nagpur for the fourth day

Nagpur: No other district in Vidarbha registered any COVID-19 cases on Thursday besides one confirmed positive case in Buldhana. Now Vidarbha has 25 COVID-19 cases with one death at Buldhana.

State health department named 30 hospitals as separate COVID-19 hospitals in Maharashtra on Thursday. Such hospitals are separate from government medical schools, where patients in COVID-19 are already being served. The list is composed of six Vidarbha hospitals. They are the Amravati Specialty Hospital (100 beds), Washim District Hospital (50 beds), Buldhana Women’s Hospital (100 beds), Wardha General Hospital (50 beds), Bhandara General Hospital MCH wing (80 beds), and Gadchiroli District Hospital (100 beds).

Currently, apart from the region’s GMCHs, COVID-19 patients may be quarantined or isolated at either of these hospitals.

Seven patients out of Vidarbha’s 25 cases have so far been recovered and discharged. There are currently 17 patients seeking care in the city. Of these, twelve are located in Nagpur, four in Buldhana and one in Gondia. They are all asymptomatic and perform well in isolation facilities.

On Thursday, all hospitals in Vidarbha received a large number of suspects as many members who took part in a religious congregation in Delhi were found and admitted to their respective hospitals. You now have 36 suspects at Yavatmal GMCH. Of these, 28 refer to the congregation in Delhi. They collected their samples on April 2, and were sent to Nagpur.

In Amravati, a special 5-day drive to test people door-to-door for cough, cold and fever was launched across the district from Thursday.

On March 22 a couple from Amravati tested positive for COVID-19 at Meerut (UP). Their family members are being screened in Amravati. One of the couple’s son tested negative while the second son’s study is awaited.

The district and health administration has opened a COVID-19 hospital in the Superspecialty Hospital building here as a forward move in the corona management exercise and has named a team of 100 to run it. Dr Shyamsunder Nikam told TOI today that this 100-bed hospital will become functional from Saturday.

He said that the staff assigned there will not be able to go home for the next 10 days, and will only remain at the hospital for full time. Also after 10 days here at the Prabodhini, they will be quarantined for 14 days. For the 100 beds, 60 would be valid for COVID-19 patients, and 40 for patients suspected, Nikam said.

The staff has undergone training and in case of need, the alternate staff of 100 will be available, he added.

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