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Clafasio tests positive for COVID again

Clafasio tests positive for COVID again

31 Jul 2020 No comment 34 hits


Health Secretary Nila Mohanan, on Friday, said that Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias, who has been receiving rehabilitation treatment for pulmonary conditions at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, has again tested positive for COVID-19.

Mohanan, however, said that there is no requirement to shift the BJP MLA back to Margao-based COVID hospital, claiming that as per ICMR, a person cannot infect others beyond a particular life of the virus.

Nevertheless, she said that the MLA has been isolated, and all precautions are being taken by the doctors and the GMC administration.

The Health Secretary told the media persons during a press conference in Panaji that the decision to shift Cuncolim MLA from COVID Hospital to the GMC was taken by the treating doctors and the consultants as the MLA was in need of specialised treatment for his lungs, and added that Dias was shifted to GMC on July 27, only after he tested negative for COVID-19 in his RT-PCR test.

“After shifting the MLA, a repeat RT-PCR test was conducted where he was found to be positive for the virus, probably because of the remnants of the virus,” informed the Health Secretary.

She also said that the treatment which is currently being given to Cuncolim MLA at the GMC cannot be provided at the COVID Hospital, and added that it has to be provided to him in a setting that is different from COVID Hospital.  

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