Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Kashmir’s first coronavirus case recovers at SKIMS
The Srinagar woman who tested positive for coronavirus on March 18 and become the first such case in Kashmir has recovered from the novel virus at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, doctors said Tuesday.
The 67-year-old woman who had returned from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah, is undergoing treatment at an isolated ward at SKIMS Soura where she has recovered.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan told Rising Kashmir that the woman is okay and the anti-viral drugs recommended by the World Health Organisation had helped her recovery.
“She was given anti-viral medicines. She has recovered in the isolation ward,” he said.
Dr Jan said she would be again tested for the coronavirus after completing 14 days in the isolation ward.
“Otherwise she is okay,” he said.
After the first COVID-19 positive case was detected in Kashmir, it prompted authorities to impose restrictions on traffic and public assembly and some other measures were taken in Srinagar to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the congested city.
The women who had history of foreign travel had arrived in Kashmir on 16th March 2020.
After she was detected, her eight contacts were put in hospital quarantine.
Another contact of the Khanyar woman who was a female doctor of SKIMS also tested negative for coronavirus on March 21 and later put in home quarantine.
To date, four persons have tested positive for the coronavirus in Kashmir while the tally of such patients in J&K has gone up to 7.
Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month.