Hospital ceiling caves in on Covid patient in Karaikal

Chennai: In an unfortunate incident, a Covid-19 patient sustained injuries after the ceiling of Karaikal Government General Hospital building fell on his head.

Identified as V Ganeshbabu (41), he is said to be an employee of State Public Works Department. It is said that the isolated ward in which he and around 40 others were getting treatment was in dilapidated condition.

When he was sleeping, a portion of the ceiling fell on his head. He sustained injuries and was given treatment. He is out of danger, sources said.

Meanwhile, Tamilnadu reported 5,791 new Covid-19 cases and 80 deaths on Sunday, taking the tally to 5,80,808 and toll to 9,313 on Sunday.

The number of new cases reported from Chennai continues to rise, with the city reporting 1,280 fresh cases compared to the 1,187 cases reported on Saturday.

The number of active cases in the city has once again crossed the 10,000-mark, now standing at 10,656 and also reported 19 deaths. As many as 936 people were discharged on the day.


NT Bureau