An elderly woman from Beniapukur returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca with fever signs on Sunday morning, she walked out of Beliaghata ID hospital without anyone’s notice leading to a nearly six-hour effort by police and health officials to convince her to return to the isolation unit.
As far as media reports are concerned, the woman wanted to get admitted to a private hospital instead of the ID hospital.
According to media sources, her condition was stable and that she would be kept under observation for a fortnight as per the protocol.
The woman had reported high body temperature in the thermal scanners at the NSCBI airport, she was then escorted to Beliaghata ID hospital in the morning.
The woman belonged from a well-to-do family in Beliaghata, told hospital officials and she wanted to get admitted to a private hospital.
Once, she walked out of the hospital. The officials then alerted the health department who in turn alerted the Beniapukur cops.
Other patients admitted to the hospital on Sunday are from across Bengal and they have a history of travelling abroad or coming in contact with foreigners. One of the two persons from the city travelled to Switzerland in February-end and they have tested positive with coronavirus.