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Covid panic in Nalanda hospital after student dies

Thursday - March 4, 2021 1:09 pm , Category : EDUCATION
Patna, March 4 (IANS) After the death of a final year student of Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), the students of first year demanded cancellation of their ongoing examination.
The student are scared about the spread of Corona infection in the campus. Following the death of Subhendu Shekher, nine students, who came in contact with him turned Corona positive and were admitted in NMCH.
There protests on Thursday morning and students claimed that the infection numbers have a high chance of rising.
The students demanded the NMCH administration to develop separate isolation center for medical students inside the campus.
The administration has initiated RT-PCR test for all students residing in old and new hostels. Their reports are awaited.
Amid panic inside the campus, Pratyay Amrit, principal secretary of health department in Bihar government visited NMCH on Thursday morning.
"We are taking adequate measure. No need to panic. The situation is under control," Amrit said.
Subhendu Shekhar, 23, who had taken Corona vaccine in first week of February this year and had complained about cold and cough on February 24, was immediately sent for RT-PCR test and his report came positive on Sunday.
Shekher went into home isolation in Begusarai district and died on Monday night.
NMCH is the place where Corona vaccines are stored. The distribution of vaccines is taking place to all 38 districts of the country.

--IANS ajk/in