Suspected case of coronavirus reported in Rajasthan

Suspected case of coronavirus reported in Rajasthan

A doctor, who returned to India after completing the MBBS course in China, has been kept in isolation at the SMS Hospital here on the suspicion of being affected by coronavirus

A man wearing a face mask looks at a board at a bus stop, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 27, 2020. (Reuters Photo)

A suspected case of coronavirus has been admitted in the isolation ward of Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh hospital. 

According to the hospital authorities the 19-year-old boy, also the second year MBBS student in China arrived in India 18 days ago with symptoms suggestive of the viral disease.

As per the hospital since Sunday afternoon the young medicine student also a resident of Sanganer locality is suffering from cough, cold, fever and Rhinitis. However it is yet to be confirmed the samples have been sent to National Virology Lab, Pune and reports are expected to arrive on Tuesday morning. 

As per the Dr Pushpendra Bairwa, head of the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in SMS who is observing the patient said, "The symptoms looked similar. We thought of not taking any chance so as soon as we got to know about him we admitted him in the isolation ward". The patient at present is getting Symptomatic treatment.

According to the Medical Superintendent, Dr D.S. Meena said, "We are waiting for the reports, which are likely to arrive by tonight or tomorrow. For this particular virus the incubation period for this virus is 3-14 days".

According to the doctors the symptoms of coronavirus are much like the viral fever which include cough and cold.

Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma confirmed that a doctor who returned from China may have contracted the coronavirus but it's yet to be confirmed. 

The minister has ordered the district collectors to keep a check on people who have returned from China and ordered them to keep them under supervision for 28 days.

 The health department has deployed a team of three doctors and nursing staff at the Jaipur international airport. The team will be screening the passengers coming from countries affected by this virus. Moreover, 17 people who have returned from affected countries underwent screening on Monday. As per the health department none was found infected.

This is the first suspected case of coronavirus in India. On Monday morning another suspect , a 29-year-old-woman from Bihar’s Chapra district was admitted to Patna Medical College and Hospital.