Longest ICU Stayed Patient, 7 Others Discharged

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Srinagar: SKIMS Bemina on Thursday discharged eight more Covid-19 patients on recovery, including a longest staying patient, who spent 47 days at the hospital.

Among the discharged, six patients had severe COVID pneumonia with severe respiratory distress, and were put on high low oxygen besides other COVID treatment including Inj. Remdesivir, an official spokesperson said Thursday. He said the patients with COVID pneumonia had associated co-morbidities like Hypertension, Hypothyroidism and Diabetes, which were also taken care of.

Regarding the other two patients, the official spokesperson said that one patient who was very sick and remained admitted for 47 days, was given Inj. Remdesivir and Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT).

“The patient failed to recover on maximum oxygen therapy and was put on Ventilator and stayed in ICU for 37 days,” the official spokesperson said.

He said another patient of Gynae and Obstetrics delivered normally and the patients were monitored on a day to day basis till their oxygen saturation remained 94 percent on room air and were discharged from HDU.

“With this the number of COVID-19 recovered patients moved to 917, out of total COVID positive admitted patients numbering 1009 till date. The recovery rate at present is 90.88 percent and with 29 fatalities the mortality rate is 2.87 percent,” the official spokesperson added.

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