55 year old COVID-19 patient dies at CD Hospital Srinagar , toll rises to 25

Srinagar/May,27: A 55-year-old man from Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar who was tested positive for covid-19 few days ago, died due to Cardiac arrest at CD hospital on Wednesday, officials said.

Dr Salim Khan the Nodal officer for covid-19 at GMC Srinagar said a 55-years-old male, resident of Fateh Kadal, Srinagar was shifted to CD Hospital Srinagar from SICU SMHS on 18/5/20 as operated case of Exploratory Laprotomy with Appendectomy after testing COVID positive.

Patient was kept intubated in SICU SMHS Hospital and then extubated, kept on NIV and then was shifted to CD Hospital, he said adding that at CD Hospital, patient was improving and hemodynamically stable and was maintaining saturation without oxygen

On Wednesday at 4 pm patient developed sudden cardiac arrest and was immediately intubated, coupled to ventilator and resuscitated, he said, adding that patient developed another cardiac arrest and died instantly.

With his death the death toll of covid-19 positive patients in J&K has reached to 25 including 22 from Kashmir division and 03 from Jammu division

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