PUNE: A 41-year-old anganwadi worker has tested negative for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and has been taken off the ventilator. She had tested positive on March 20.
The woman was thought to be the first in community transmission in Pune. After being on the ventilator at a private hospital for 12 days, she has now recovered. Along with her, six other family members tested positive. They are in isolation at Naidu Hospital and are in stable condition.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Dr Sanjay Lalwani, the director at Bharati Hospital, said that the patient was on a ventilator for 12 days.
“Now, she is responding well. Hence, we decided to take her off the ventilator for 48 hours and keep her under observation. She has responded well. Her COVID-19 tests have also come negative twice now. On Wednesday, she had her breakfast also. The patient will be under observation for a week, and after that, she can go home,” said Dr Lalwani.
Dr Lalwani further added that Puneites should stay home and practise social distancing. “Our aim should be to flatten the curve. If there are too many patients, it will be difficult to handle all of them at the same time,” said Dr Lalwani.