Nagaland; 82 year old COVID patient in critical condition

Nagaland: 82 year old COVID positive patient in critical condition. Currently he is under ventilator support in Intensive Care Unit at Dimapur district COVID-19 hospital

Dimapur, July 23 (NEx): The 82 year old COVID positive patient is in critical condition. Currently, he is under ventilator support in Intensive Care Unit at district COVID-19 hospital, Dimapur, said a report from DIPR on Wednesday.

The patient was tested positive for COVID-19 in Eden Medical Centre Dimapur by TrueNat on July 18, 2020. Following which, a confirmatory RT-PCR test was conducted and the result turned positive. The patient was shifted to district COVID-19 hospital, Dimapur in ICU from EMC for further treatment on July 19, 2020 at around 12:40 pm.

The patient has a typical COVID lung picture with respiratory distress and is on ventilator support in ICU at COVID-19 District Hospital Dimapur. The patient is critical with unstable blood pressure yet other vitals are maintained, it said.

The patient had Comorbid conditions, who is a diabetic with past history of open heart surgery and Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The patient was first treated at Shamrock Hospital Dimapur on July 16, 2020. Then shifted to Nikos Hospital on July 17, and later, to Eden Medical Centre, Dimapur.

The patient is being monitored by medical team comprising of one doctor, two nurses and two attendants on eight hourly rotation basis, informed Medical Superintendent, Dimapur, Dr. Kasheto.

Further, Dr. Kasheto sought prayer support from one and all for speedy recovery of the patient, it added.