Berhampur, Feb 1 (Localwire): A 25-year-old Coronavirus suspect of Phulbani in Kandhamal district, who was admitted to the district headquarters hospital, Phulbani, on Friday, has been referred to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. He is now under medical observation.
Mrutunjay Muni, a medical student studying at the Southwest Medical University, China, fell sick after he returned to his home in Phulbani on January 12.
He informed LocalWire, “After returning from China, I was suffering from cold, cough and fever.
Since the Coronavirus is spreading in China and the symptoms were similar, I voluntarily asked the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Kandhamal, for a check-up.”
After a preliminary screening, he was referred to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, informed Rajashree Patnaik, the CDMO.
The blood samples of the patient will be sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune.
Several others have returned to their hometown after the spread of Coronavirus in China.
T. Vijya Kumar Patra (25), who works as a junior scientist in a Pharmaceutical company at Zibo in China returned to Berhampur on January 25 after the outbreak of the disease.
“The spread of the disease was not too serious around the time I returned.
Despite the fact, I was screened at the Kolkata airport by Indian government after landing,” Patra informed LocalWire.
Similarly, Radhakant Gouda (37), a research scientist, who works in Beijing, returned to Berhampur on January 28.
He said, “Where I was staying, the virus had not reached yet.
I have returned only because I have holidays.”
Meanwhile, panic has gripped the tribal-dominated Kandhamal district after Muni was admitted to the hospital.
However, the CDMO said that there was no need to worry as Muni returned to the country much before the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China.
Edited by Meenal Singh