Two Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitalsThe 19-year-old student and a 65-year-old woman returned from France and Belgium respectively were found infected with coronavirus.
Two Covid-19 patients were discharged after making successful recovery in Kathmandu and Baglung on Saturday.
A 19-year-old woman, who was admitted to the Sukraraj Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Disease in Teku, Kathmandu, after testing positive for the novel coronavirus infection, was discharged on Saturday afternoon.
The woman, who had returned from France via Qatar on a Qatar Airways flight on March 17, was admitted to the hospital on March 22.
“We discharged the patient today after she made a full recovery,” Dr Sagar Raj Bhandari, director at the hospital, told the Post.
The woman was the second Covid-19 patient to be discharged from the Teku hospital after making full recovery. The first patient at the hospital, also the country’s first, was a 31-year-old student who had returned from China’s Wuhan, the epicentre of the disease.
“Two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were performed on her in a 24-hour interval and both test results came negative,” Bhandari said.
Another Covid-19 patient, a 65-year-old woman, who was admitted to Dhaulagiri Hospital in Baglung was also discharged on Saturday.
The patient had returned from Belgium on March 17 and was admitted in the hospital on April 2.
“We have discharged the patient after her test reports showed negative results,” Dr Sailendra BK Pokhrel, medical superintendent at the hospital, told the Post over the phone.
The woman had returned from Belgium with a 19-year-old woman who too had tested positive for Covid-19.
So far Nepal has reported 30 Covid-19 positive cases. Fourteen new cases were confirmed on Friday—twelve in Udayapur and two in Chitwan.
All those confirmed positive for Covid-19 in Udayapur are from India and they had reached Udayapur from Biratnagar via Saptari.