Hyderabad: Four more people with suspicion of coronavirus self-reported to the Fever Hospital on Friday and gave their samples for testing as they had cough and cold. All four are from the business community or are software engineers, who have returned from China in recent times. They were worried after reading about the virus and wanted to get themselves evaluated.
Meanwhile, the helpline number is buzzing with those who have normal cold, with those with persistent cough calling in to check whether they should submit their samples. Officials have been asking them not to worry as the virus was yet found in any of the samples tested from Telangana.
Of the 11 samples collected and sent for testing to Pune, nine samples returned as negative, while results of two others are awaited. Two new samples have also been sent to Pune for testing.
The testing kits from the central government arrived at the Gandhi Hospital on Friday and the testing would start within 24 hours here.
Five-member team will test medical kits at GGH
The medical kits for coronavirus will be tested in Gandhi Hospital by a team of five doctors. Dr Vinay Sekhar, head of medicine, Dr H.L. Baby Rani, head of anesthesia, Dr Krishna Mohan, head of surgery, Dr Nagamani, head of microbiology and Dr B. Sheshadri.
The district medical and health officials are in touch with all suspected cases and they have been asked to practice self-isolation....