Kerala coronavirus patient shifted to Thrissur Medical College

Medical college student from Wuhan University was shifted to an isolation ward

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The patient had been kept in an isolation ward of the general hospital here since she approached the doctors with symptoms of Novel Coronavirus. Representational image: iStock

Health authorities in Kerala on Friday (January 31) shifted a female student, who has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, from the general hospital to the Government Medical College here, official sources said.

The medical college student from Wuhan University was shifted to an isolation ward set up in the Medical College Hospital in the early hours on Friday, they said.

The patient had been kept in an isolation ward of the general hospital here since she approached the doctors with symptoms of Novel Coronavirus.

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The decision to shift her to the Medical College Hospital was taken after State Health Minister KK Shailaja held a high-level meeting at the medical college hospital here on Thursday midnight to take stock of the situation after the positive case of Novel Coronavirus was detected in the state.

The medical college here has been upgraded with a special isolation ward with facilities to treat at least 24 patients at a time.

At least 1,053 people are under observation in the state as the Left Democratic Front government scrambled to tackle the emergency.

The Union Health Ministry had reported to the state government on Thursday that the patient has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.

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