Guwahati: 93-year-old Jibini Devi Baid from Guwahati city of Assam has quite possibly become the oldest in the state to recover from the dreaded coronavirus after she was discharged from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
"At times, we get the opportunity to smile amid adversity too! Guwahati's 93-yr-old Mrs. Jibini Devi Baid was discharged from GMCH after having firmly defeated #coronavirus. An incredible story also of competence of our doctors who handled this delicate case with the finest precision", Biswa Sarma wrote in a tweet.
At times, we get opportunity to smile amid adversity too!— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 16, 2020
Guwahati's 93-yr-old Mrs Jibini Devi Baid was discharged from GMCH after having firmly defeated #coronavirus. An incredible story also of competence of our doctors who handled this delicate case with finest precision. pic.twitter.com/w6VJl08Rtx
This seemingly miraculous recovery of Jibini Devi Baid has come to the fore at a time when the city is reeling under the great challenges posed by the pandemic -- be it economic, social, or health-related. In the city that has witnessed more than 500 cases each in the last 3 days and lost 25 so far in the COVID-19 battle, this will provide some much-needed hope.
Meanwhile, during a presser earlier in the day Sarma also announced that 3 more labs will be inaugurated to boost the testing capabilities: one at the B. Barooah Cancer Hospital, one near the Cancer Hospital of the GMCH and one at the Sonapur Civil Hospital.
He also announced that two labs are in the works at the Jorhat Medical College and the Barpeta Medical College. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the number of RT-PCR tests will soon reach 19. "Today, we will be able to conduct 6 lakh tests", the health Minister further informed. The health minister also said that Assam has been able to conduct 17,800 tests per million. "Only 3 states – Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu – have been able to supersede us in this regard", Sarma announced
Sarma also announced that 48 patients have succumbed to death and the mortality rate is .24%. The newer deaths are being ascertained by the Death Audit Board.
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