Asymptomatic corona patients in Pirgachha raise concern

Published : 08 May 2020 10:00 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 10:44 AM

Of the three people infected with coronavirus (Covid-19) at Pirgachha in Rangpur, two did not show any symptoms. One of them only had a common cold. This has caused concern among the general public and doctors.

Among the patients were two men and one woman. In the last one week, their corona test came positive in Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

According to the investigation, a sub-inspector (SI) working in Pirgachha police station and a woman were among the patients. 

They did not show symptoms. Later, a young man (25) was admitted to the health complex with a slight fever and cold. His corona test also came positive in the sample test.

At present all three are healthy. Among them, the sub-inspector has been kept in isolation in the Upazila Muktijoddha Complex. The other two are at home.

According to the Upazila Health Complex, the woman was at home. No one except her family members visited her house. The sub-inspector has also been working in this police station for a year. It is not possible to say for sure how these two were infected, as no one showed any symptoms.

Meanwhile, the young man was admitted to the Upazila Health Complex with minor symptoms. The next day his samples were collected and sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for examination.

He is working as a cashier in Paotana branch of Pirgachha in Agent Banking of Bank Asia. His house is in Mithapukur upazila. He lives with his family in a rented house in Pirgachha. However, he used to travel to Mithapukur from time to time.

The woman, who was infected with coronavirus, said that she felt a little pain in her throat and went to the Upazila Health Complex and was given medicine. “At this time the doctor collected my sample. I have been completely healthy since the day after taking the medicine. Now I hear I have corona.”

The affected sub-inspector (SI) said he went to the health complex with a slight fever. The doctor advised him to take fever medicine and collected samples. He is healthy now.

The affected youth (25) said, “I went to the health complex with fever and cold and got admitted on the advice of a doctor. After giving the sample, I came home feeling better. Four days later I found out I had corona.”

Upazila Health Complex Residential Medical Officer Sanwar Hossain said, “Asymptomatic patients are more risky. The risk of infection from them is greatly increased.”