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Goa doctor gives ‘Jadoo Ki Jhappi’ to COVID-19 patients after they recover

Dr Edwin Gomes

Dr Edwin Gomes

With an intention to send across a message that there should no discrimination against COVID-19 patients in the society, a doctor from a hospital in Goa has been giving his COVID-19 recovered patients an affectionate send-off by hugging them.

The doctor, Dr Edwin Gomes, who’s head of from medicine department of Goa medical colleges, spearheaded a team of doctors at the Margao-based ESI hospital, for treating COVID-19 patients. In the last three months, Dr Gomes has hugged almost 190 patients at the time of their discharge from the hospital.

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Dr Gomes, who recently went back to his home after 98 days of COVID-19 duty at the hospital, told PTI that he hugs all the patients when they are discharged after testing negative. Dr Gomes further said that it is his way of sending a message that these patients should not be ostracized. Dr Gomes said that these recovered patients are COVID-19 Angels as their blood plasma can be used to treat critical coronavirus patients as recovered patients have antibodies.

Sharing a sweet memory about one his patients from Mangor Hill (a COVID019 hotspot in Goa) who recovered from the infection, Dr Gomes said, After recovering, this patient helped other patients by feeding them and putting the bed pan. He was like a nurse. If some patient had a query, he would answer. 

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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