NEIGRIHMS General Surgery Dept closed after patient tests COVID positive

Shillong, Aug 22: NEIGRIHMS has shut its Department of General Surgery until further notice after a patient, scheduled for an operation, tested positive for Coronavirus. 

The institute stated that a patient with breast tumour was admitted in July 2020 in the General Surgery ward for operation after testing negative for COVID-19. 

Her operation was scheduled next week, however, a repeat test was conducted and she tested positive. 

“She has no respiratory symptoms. There were 19 high risk contacts of this patient who are now under quarantine,” the institute informed.