Srinagar, April 13 (GNS): Kashmir youngest Covid-19 patient, a three and a half year-old girl, and her 7-year-old sister were discharged from a government hospital here on Monday after recovery and they along with their mother, who stayed with her daughters despite testing negative, were discharged.
Described as “great news” by principal secretary information and government spokesman Rohit Kansal, the message triggered jubilations across the social media platforms with netizens thanking God and hailing all the health workers including the doctors.
The first two COVID-19 positive children were discharged from JLNM Hospital Rainawari here along with their mother who was COVID-19 negative but was staying with her daughters. “The repeat samples of both the children and of the mother came out to be NEGATIVE for COVID-19 today,” officials said.
Principal Secretary Information and government spokesman took to tweeter to describe it “Great News”. “Mubarak to the families and gratitude to the entire medical team,” he tweeted.
The children from Natipora had come in contact with their grandfather who had arrived from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah and tested positive for Covid-19.
The man had shared the same flight as that of the Kashmir’s first Covid-19 patient – a 67-year-old woman from Srinagar’s Khanyar area – who was discharged from SKIMS Soura.
Meanwhile, a netizen tweeted: “Alhumdulillah! Firstly Praise for Almighty Allah. Thereafter the Doctors, Paramedics and other staff of Health Department.”
Another netizen said: “Alhamdulila At the same time i would love to pay tribute and note of thanks to all paramedics who brought The lost smile back Dua and respect to resilence of mother and daughters!!”
Kashmir’s leading pulmonologist and head Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar Dr Naveed Nazir Shah that the recovered COVID-19 patients are now as normal as others.
While it is understandable that people are scared of this disease and one must take all precautions as required, he said, it is important to understand that those who had it and have now recovered are just as free from it as others who don’t have it.
Dr Naveed said the stigma that has been seen as having been attached to someone affected with this infection is uncalled-for and it is important to end it for all societies to live a normal life.
He said there is no risk of transmission after a patient has recovered and become negative for the viral load. (GNS)