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COVID-19 all seven Goa patients recovering: GMC Dean

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Panaji: Condition of all the seven patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Goa is stable and improving with their symptoms disappearing, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Goa Medical College and Hospital Dean Dr Shivanand Bandekar said that the condition of all the seven patients is stable and it is improving.

He said that specially designated COVID-19  hospital has been divided into three spaces where patients are shifted as per their health condition.

“The top floor of the hospital is for the patients who are positive but without symptoms. Second floor is for patients with mild symptoms and ground floor is for those with severe symptoms,” Bandekar said.

He said that all the patients are on the top floor as they are tested positive but without any symptoms. “These patients came with symptoms but they are stable now and recovering. If two consecutive tests on then comes negative, then they would be discharged from the hospital,” Bandekar said.

He said that once they recover, they can roam around freely in the society without having fear of relapse.

“The positive status cannot relapse unless they procure it again from another positive person,” he said.

Bandekar said that state health authorities are providing psychological counseling to all those who have tested positive and also those who are lodged in quarantine facility.

He said that the patients and suspects are with very positive mind and confident about their recovery.

Bandekar said that he has been personally visiting the isolated patients.

Responding to a question, he said that considering the graph of patients in Goa and number of negative tests of the suspects, there seems to be no chances that there are more positive patients in the state.

“We don’t have a community spread. We are far more safer then the other states,” he said.

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