4 corona patients discharged by mistake in TN, 1 goes missing

Chennai: Four of the 26 patients discharged by Villupuram health officials on Tuesday have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. While three of them have been brought back for treatment, the police and officials are unable to locate one person.

Quoting officials, reports state that 46 people were shifted to the Health Manpower Development Institute in Villupuram after they tested negative. However, it later turned out that four persons had tested positive.

Immediately, three of them were brought back to the hospital. Only a 30-year-old man from Delhi, who had come to Puducherry in December to attend a job interview, is missing

State Health Secretary Beela Rajesh has however denied this. She said, “All the patients in Villupuram who tested positive were under government watch. We did not lose track of them. There cannot be a clerical error of patients in isolation wards.”

Meanwhile, in their attempt to locate the man, Villupuram police had reportedly shared some details about the man, including his photo, to the public. A senior police official was quoted as saying this was to alert the public as the man may be roaming around unaware that he was infected.


NT Bureau