Mangaluru: State experts to investigate First Neuro Hospital's coronavirus link


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 15: The state government has viewed with seriousness the fact that First Nero Hospital and Bantwal Kasaba village have been major contributors to coronavirus infection cases in Dakshina Kannada district. It has also noted that the officials have failed to reach to the bottom of the infection trail in both the cases. Therefore, a team of state level experts would be deputed to find out the root of the infection.

A reliable source said that experts from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences will be probing the issue and try to find where the infection originated.


First Neuro Hospital

These two spots have caused lot of problems in three districts. The hospital has caused 18 coronavirus cases in Dakshina Kannada, 21 in Bhatkal, and two from Udupi district, totalling to 41. A team of district administration has suspected that the infection would have spread originally from Kerala. It is said that the district health department has already written to the state government seeking to subject people from Kerala who were treated in the said hospital in the past to corona test. It is said that between February 1 and April 24, 1,606 outpatients and 612 in-patients were treated at the hospital and if all the 2,218 are subjected to corona test, it may be possible to pinpoint where the infection started first.

The people in general are baffled at the failure of the team to reach to the root of coronavirus spread from both the hospital and Bantwal even after working on it for three weeks. The opposition has been seeking high level probe.

Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, however said that he has no information about a team of state level experts arriving here to probe the origin of coronavirus infection.

 

 

  

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    With due respect to the above experts news report;
    IMHO, it will be an exercise in futility to search for the original cause of infection from as far back as Feb, as i f, after such a big time lapse, these patients, if found, will give CORONA +ve reports (now which test is available after such a long lapse?)! Finding out the first source of infection would be like searching for a needle in a haystack!

    It is now understood that transmission through fomites is more sturdy & dangerous as the virus can sustain for long on various surfaces like metal surfaces of railings, door knobs, & even cardboard/plastic, also medical equipment like stethoscopes, thermometers, etc!

    BTW, while on the subject, FYI a very reputed spine & neurosurgeon, CEO of New Hope Hospital, Dr. Hercules of Chennai died of complications from CORONA conundrum (he had possibly got this from some patient); unfortunately, the family members had a horrendous time giving for him a decent burial due to protests & attacks from CORONA phobic public (read his entire saga on www)!

    The above is only a very personal opinion based on reliable data!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    With due respect to the above experts news report;
    IMHO, it will be an exercise in futility to search for the original cause of infection from as far back as Feb, as i f, after such a big time lapse, these patients, if found, will give CORONA +ve reports (now which test is available after such a long lapse?)! Finding out the first source of infection would be like searching for a needle in a haystack!

    It is now understood that transmission through fomites is more sturdy & dangerous as the virus can sustain for long on various surfaces like metal surfaces of railings, door knobs, & even cardboard/plastic, also medical equipment like stethoscopes, thermometers, etc!

    BTW, while on the subject, FYI a very reputed spine & neurosurgeon, CEO of New Hope Hospital, Dr. Hercules of Chennai died of complications from CORONA conundrum (he had possibly got this from some patient); unfortunately, the family members had a horrendous time giving for him a decent burial due to protests & attacks from CORONA phobic public (read his entire saga on www)!

    The above is only a very personal opinion based on reliable data!!

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Its not a hospital !! Its a STAR HOTEL !! and guess what ?

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, May 15 2020

    It is too late to trace the root as infectious period is over now efferts should be directed towards tracking currently infected.

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Luckily the hospital does not belong to Kerala people and also the people who died are not from that state. Otherwise, everybody would have blamed Kerala and our politicians /local leaders would have protested in Kasargod. Also, in this case, religion did not matter for the patient or for the hospital. Why everyone knows the truth!

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Fri, May 15 2020

    May be the hospital knows but will not disclose it. Because it's embarrassing to them.

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  • Philip, Neerude

    Fri, May 15 2020

    I respect your views

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Are there not better things to do.Corona should not be a one point program.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Even Modi said Corona Virus doesn't have any Religion ...

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Yes, that was a golden nugget from an enlightened man but oblivion to sufferings of migrant workers!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, May 15 2020

    But its super spreaders have!

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Fri, May 15 2020

    @ sanjay.. you mean in Mlore FNH?

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  • ThomasAquin, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Ok. pin the blame on Kerala if you must. I'm sure someone has botched the initial investigations. But Keral has handled cases better and our total DK death count is larger than the death count of the whole state of Kerala. That in itself is a revealing factor rather than to pin the blame on someone else

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