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Coronavirus outbreak: Chinese national discharged from Pune hospital says thank you, Centre responds

Coronavirus: Responding to the letter, the Ministry of Health tweeted, "Caring for all! Thoughts of a Chinese national who was isolated in Naidu hospital in Pune on exhibiting symptoms of #COVID19.#HealthForAll#HelpingAll."

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: February 14, 2020 2:20:45 pm
coronavirus, coronavirus pune, coronavirus air india delhi pune flight, coronavirus india, chinese national thanks pune govt, pune city news Coronavirus: In his message, the Chinese national wrote that he had been nervous as he was not sure about the hospital facilities and the language barrier.

A Chinese national, who was kept under observation at Naidu hospital after he had vomited on a flight, and was discharged recently after testing negative for the coronavirus, has written to state health authorities to thank them for being helpful and ensuring that everything was well managed.

State officials on Thursday said that the 31-year-old Chinese national had been admitted at the Pune hospital on February 6 as he had vomited during a Delhi-Pune flight. In his message, he wrote that he had been nervous as he was not sure about the hospital facilities and the language barrier.

“However, everyone was very helpful… Everything is quite well-managed including food, cleaning and nursing service. It is an isolation facility but it does not really feel like one. So again, thanks everyone,” he wrote, as per officials.

Responding to the letter, the Ministry of Health tweeted, “Caring for all! Thoughts of a Chinese national who was isolated in Naidu hospital in Pune on exhibiting symptoms of #COVID19.#HealthForAll#HelpingAll.”

Dr Ramchandra Hankare, chief medical officer of Pune Municipal Corporation, said the feedback served as a morale booster for doctors and nurses. According to Dr Pradeep Awate, state surveillance officer, 30,442 travellers have been screened at Mumbai International Airport as of Thursday.

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