Bengaluru woman ready to donate plasma realises she never had coronavirus

First Published 29, Aug 2020, 5:07 PM

14 days after home isolation, a woman in Bengaluru got herself tested in order to be eligible to donate plasma. But she was in shock after realising that she never had contracted Covid-19.

 

<p>Bengaluru: An unusual incident took place in Bengaluru where a woman was out in a hospital to donate plasma after previously testing positive for the coronavirus. But during a pre-donation test, it was found out that the woman had never contracted the virus.</p>

Bengaluru: An unusual incident took place in Bengaluru where a woman was out in a hospital to donate plasma after previously testing positive for the coronavirus. But during a pre-donation test, it was found out that the woman had never contracted the virus.

<p>Reports say that the patient had developed a mild fever in early August post which she decided to get herself tested at Jayanagar General Hospital. Followed by that an official from BBMP gave her a call to inform her that her report showed she tested positive and she decided to be under home quarantine.</p>

Reports say that the patient had developed a mild fever in early August post which she decided to get herself tested at Jayanagar General Hospital. Followed by that an official from BBMP gave her a call to inform her that her report showed she tested positive and she decided to be under home quarantine.

<p>On August 16, after 14 days of isolation she went to the hospital again to get a COVID-19 negative certificate. But it was found out that she never had the virus. It was then found out that the confusion happened due to a data-entry error.</p>

On August 16, after 14 days of isolation she went to the hospital again to get a COVID-19 negative certificate. But it was found out that she never had the virus. It was then found out that the confusion happened due to a data-entry error.

<p>Dr V Ravi, professor and head of the department of neurovirology at NIMHANS, regretted the error and told a news portal “It was a genuine error. The data-entry error was detected during quality check and immediately updated on the ICMR portal by requesting for change of status. In the meantime, BBMP had swung into action.”</p>

Dr V Ravi, professor and head of the department of neurovirology at NIMHANS, regretted the error and told a news portal “It was a genuine error. The data-entry error was detected during quality check and immediately updated on the ICMR portal by requesting for change of status. In the meantime, BBMP had swung into action.”

<p>From the total 94,000 samples that NIMHANS has tested, 6 data-entry errors were found. The woman complained that despite putting her through psychological trauma, none of the government officials admitted to having committed a mistake. &nbsp;</p>

From the total 94,000 samples that NIMHANS has tested, 6 data-entry errors were found. The woman complained that despite putting her through psychological trauma, none of the government officials admitted to having committed a mistake.  

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