Meghalaya: COVID positive patient dies in NEIGRIHMS; cause of death not Coronavirus, says DHS

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SHILLONG | JULY 28, 2020:

A 47-year-old woman, who was tested positive for COVID-19, passed away in NEIGRIHMS due to kidney ailment, said Meghalaya Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman Warr here today.

Dr. Aman Warr informed that the patient, a wife of a BSF personnel, was suffering from chronic renal failure adding that she was under dialysis.

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According to Dr. Warr, the patient could not come for dialysis treatment to NEIGRIHMS because of the spike of COVID-19 cases in BSF camp, Umpling.

Meghalaya DHS (MI) said that the patient was tested positive only after she was admitted in NEIGRIHMS.

"The patient was asymptomatic even though she was positive. The patient died of kidney ailment and so it will not be counted as COVID-19 death," Dr. Warr added.