Beliaghata ID Hospital opens ward to handle patients of coronavirus

  • | Wednesday | 22nd January, 2020

Kolkata: Beliaghata ID Hospital in the city has opened an isolation ward in the wake of the recent threat of 'novel coronavirus' that has hit Wuhan, Hubei province of China. A 16-bed isolation ward has been kept ready by the hospital authorities after the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) had sounded an alert. There are enough doctors and nurses in the hospital to handle the situation, a senior official of the state Health department said. Novel coronavirus denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO and also known as Wuhan coronavirus, Wuhan flu, Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus and Wuhan pneumonia, is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA coronavirus was first reported in 2019. The virus was genomically sequenced after nucleic acid testing was done on a positive patient with pneumonia in 2019 during the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak.

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