'Delay in treatment could be reason behind increase in Covid-19 deaths'

As per the findings and analysis of the records of the deceased patients at RIMS, it was learnt that majority of the patients were admitted late in the hospital, deputy medical superintendent RIMS professor Nepram Sanjib said.


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Raising concerns over the surge in COVID-19 fatality rate, deputy medical superintendent RIMS professor Nepram Sanjib said that delaying in admission and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the hospital could be the reason behind the increase in the death rate of COVID-19 patients in Manipur.

On Tuesday, Manipur recorded 20 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest single-day COVID-19 death toll recorded in the state, said Sanjib in a video clip released on Wednesday. As per the findings and analysis of the records of the deceased patients at RIMS, it was learnt that majority of the patients were admitted late in the hospital, he added.

Sanjib also said it is difficult work for the doctors to treat the damaged lungs of the patients who were admitted late for treatment. Compared to the first wave, the disease progression of COVID-19 second wave is much faster, the professor said.

Of the seven patients who succumbed to COVID-19 at RIMS on Tuesday, it was observed that five of them were diabetic and TB patients, he added. Sanjib also appealed to all the people to take necessary precautions and follow SOPs while adding that the hospitals may not be able to accommodate all the COVID-19 patients.

The professor also expressed gratitude to the state government for providing the necessary oxygen cylinders to the hospital.

 
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First Published:May 13, 2021, 12:12 a.m.

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