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2 COVID-19 patients released by mistake due to name confusion in Uttar Pradesh

A confusion due to similar names led to the release of two COVID-19 positive patients from quarantine. The error was later rectified.

2 COVID-19 patients released by mistake due to name confusion in Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad, First Published Apr 25, 2020, 5:55 PM IST
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Moradabad: A shocking incident has emerged from Moradabad amidst the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday evening, the health department mistakenly discharged two COVID-19 patients from a quarantine centre as their names were similar to two other persons who tested negative in the same ward.

On Friday, after realising their mistake, a medical team brought the two individuals back to the quarantine centre.

Doctors were quick to discharge the two men after confusion due to similar names as soon as the test reports arrived on Thursday.

Meanwhile, district magistrate RK Singh said that no action was initiated against the doctors as it was a “human error that was timely rectified.”

With one more fresh case reported, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Moradabad has now reached 96.

The DM said, “Covid warriors are braving the odds tirelessly. Soon after the novel coronavirus patients were discharged by mistake, a team reached their houses and brought them back to the quarantine centre.”

The CMO said, “It was indeed a mistake, and an enquiry headed by the additional director of health has been set up. Appropriate action would be taken after the enquiry report comes.”

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