Pune: First Coronavirus death at Military Hospital CTC, Second from Pimpri Chinchwad area

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Pune/Pimpri, April 20, 2020: A 62-year-old woman, wife of an ex-Army jawan, died at the Military Hospital Cardio-Thoracic Centre (MH CTC), now called as Army Institute of Cardio-Thoracic Sciences, today while undergoing treatment for Coronavirus COVID19. She is the only casualty today in Pune district due to Coronavirus.


Military Hospital (Cardio-Thoracic Centre) Pune is a tertiary care hospital of one of its kind in the whole Indian Army which provides state of the art treatment to Lung and Heart patients. The hospital has been designated to treat COVID19 patients from the armed forces in Pune. The laboratory at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) has been designated by the Indian Council of Medical Research to test COVID-19 samples.


According to officials, the woman from Nigdi under Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) was admitted in Command Hospital for her kidney-related ailment and was detected Coronavirus positive during treatment. She was admitted in MH CTC on April 18. She was also suffering from diabetes, hypertension and renal disease. She died during treatment at around 7 pm.


The number of Coronavirus Positive patients in PCMC areas has reached 62 out of which two have died, while 18 others have been cured and discharged from various hospitals. On April 9, a 42-year-old man had died becoming the first casualty of Coronavirus in PCMC.


In Pune district, the number of Coronavirus positive patients has reached 756 including 666 from Pune city where 49 patients have died and 68 have been cured till now. There are 10 patients in Pune cantonment and 8 in Khadki Cantonment areas, while 31 patients are from Pune rural areas.


As the cases of Coronavirus are increasing every day, all areas under PMC and PCMC have been sealed and a strict curfew is being implemented by the police. Nobody is allowed to move out of their area. And no person is being given entry. Essential commodities shops are allowed to open for only a few hours. The strict curfew will be implemented until April 27.