Corona Update: Former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh tests positive for COVID-19

Chhattisgarh: Ajay Kumar Tripathi,62,Judicial member of Lokpal and former Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court examined to be positive for COVID-19 late on Friday night. 

He was kept in the isolation facility at the main AIIMS campus and was later moved to the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre which has been converted into a dedicated COVID-19 hospital. 

He has been admitted to the intensive core unit of the hospital as is currently on ventilation. 

On condition of anonymity, an official from the hospital, “His condition is critical and he is on a Ventilator.” 

He is second patient admitted to the 240-Bed facility, which opened on Saturday. Around 120 of these beds have ventilator support. All trauma cases have ventilator support. All trauma cases have now been diverted to the main AIIMS campus, where they are handled in the emergency ward. 

So far, 445 people have contracted the infection and six have died of it in the city. 

Apart from the five hospitals designated by the Delhi Government for the treatment of Corona Patients, this is the only stand alone facility doing so. The hospital also plans to have one of the OT’s dedicated for surgeries on COVID-19 patients. 

On Friday, doctors from Gynecology department of AIIMS used a minor OT for the delivery of a Pregnant Woman with COVID-19. Lights and Anesthesia table had been brought form other departments to equip the OT for a major procedure. 

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