Infant Travels 400 km For Treatment, Dies Hours After Testing COVID-19 Positive

The newborn is the second COVID-19 affected person to die in Meghalaya, officers mentioned (representational)

Shillong:

An eight-month-old child who travelled round 400 km from Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya through Assam for remedy died inside hours of testing constructive for coronavirus, officers mentioned on Tuesday.

The newborn boy was referred to the North Japanese Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Well being and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)  from Arunachal Pradesh’s Tomo Riba Institute of Well being and Medical Sciences for remedy of some ailment, they mentioned.

His dad and mom introduced him all the best way to Shillong by highway. They arrived on the hospital within the early hours of Monday.

“On their arrival, the swab samples of the infant have been collected and despatched for checks. The newborn boy examined constructive for COVID-19 and later died within the night,” Meghalaya Well being Minister AL Hek mentioned.

Each of his dad and mom and their driver, nonetheless, examined damaging for the illness, he mentioned.

The newborn is the second COVID-19 affected person to die in Meghalaya, officers mentioned. The primary dying within the state was recorded on April 15.

To date, the state has reported 89 COVID-19 instances. Of them, 44 are present process remedy and 43 have recovered, moreover the 2 deaths.

Of the energetic instances, 22 have been detected on the BSF headquarters within the metropolis. 

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