Guwahati: The name of Dr. Neil Bardoloi, a prominent cardiac surgeon, has been added to the long list of COVID-19 infected people after he tested positive for the dreaded virus. This has been confirmed by the management of the Exelcare Hospital, where Dr.Bardoloi
The department of communications of the Exelcare Hospital, confirming the result in a statement, stated that he "is currently under the treatment of our competent team of doctors."
"He stable and recovering well. We would also like to clarify that Dr. Praktritish Bora (Director & HOD) – Paediatrics and Nanotechnology) is not hospitalized and is absolutely fine", the statement read.
The news of Bardoloi's COVID-19 detection has come a day after the Superintendent and Associate Professor of Surgery Abhijit Sharma tested COVID-19 positive.
To date, several doctors and nurses at the premier medical facility in the capital have contracted the infection. The GMCH at the moment is treating scores of patients with ramped up facilities ever since the COVID-19 outbreak landed on our shores.
Meanwhile, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Assam state Government has imposed several restrictions. In the latest step, the Government has prohibited the interstate travel of individuals from July 22 till further orders to prevent a "community spread" of the dreaded virus.
Meanwhile, with 1,018 more COVID-19 cases detected on Sunday, the caseload in Assam has risen to 23,999. The number of active patients now is 7,916, and 57 COVID-19 deaths have been reported so far in Assam.
📌Alert ~ 1018 new #COVID19 ve+ patients reported in Assam today, with 577 cases from Guwahati City alone.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 19, 2020
Important to follow containment measures.
↗️Total cases 23999
↗️Active cases 7916
11:55 PM/July 19/Day's total 1018#AssamCovidCount pic.twitter.com/XaqhzxEhAF
More than 40,000 fresh Covid-19 infections were reported on Sunday, capping India's deadliest week of the Covid-19 pandemic so far during which 2.38 lakh cases were reported. As many as 673 deaths were reported on Sunday.