6-month-old from Phagwara dies due to COVID-19 in PGIMER

By Rajan Nath - April 23, 2020 2:04 pm

A 6-month-old COVID patient from Phagwara, Kapurthala, passed away at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, on Thursday. She was admitted to PGI on April 9. She was tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. She has been identified as Ritika.

According to the information, her health was said to be critical. Also, she was on a ventilator since Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the reports of 54 PGI workers including 18 doctors came negative. Likewise, the mother and father of the deceased toddler have tested negative for the coronavirus. Her grandparents have also tested negative for coronavirus.

It has also been reported that the child was not able to feed and also she didn't develop urine. The infection was so high that it was really difficult to save the life of 6-month-old.

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-PTC News