Suspected Covid-19 patient flees from hospital in Rayagada


Rayagada: Tension prevailed at Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after a man  suspected to be suffering from novel coronavirus, fled from hospital on Saturday night.

The person, identified as Jasha of Kashipur area in Rayagada district was suffering from severe cold, cough and fever – the COVID-19 like symptoms. He was rescued from Shikharpayi station by Kashipur police.

As per information, Jasha was working for a private company in Kerala which was shut due to nationwide lockdown. As all the transport services including trains were cancelled, he returned to Rayagada in a goods carrying train that departed from Kerala four days ago.

Jasha reached Rayagada station on Friday afternoon and took lift from a boy to reach Shikarpayi but couldn’t head further due to his ailments.

However, a home guard found Jasha in a serious condition near the Shikarpayi station and informed the matter to Kalyansinghpur police immediately. Later, police along with Kalyansinghpur Tehsildar and the medical officer reached the spot and sent the ailing man to the Rayagada DHH

But before the test could be conducted, the man fled from the ward during midnight.

Reportedly, police have intensified their search to nab the absconding man.

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