But docs discharge him as he does not show any symptoms of the disease. However, they fail to take his blood samples for future use

Vasai : Amid the scare of an Ebola outbreak, a 31-year-old Vasai businessman who landed from Nigeria around a week ago rushed to Dr D M Petit municipal hospital on Sunday night complaining of diarrhoea. He was immediately isolated and necessary treatment given to him. He was discharged on Monday morning as he did not show any listed symptoms of Ebola as per VVMC Medical officer Dr Anupama Rane.

When questioned as to why blood samples were not taken, she said, “He had gone out with his friends and had outside food which caused diarrhoea. He himself had called the Delhi call centre and we were informed about this patient from Delhi itself. We conducted preliminary checks and found out that further isolation was not required and hence we didn’t take any blood samples either”.

Rane also appealed to the citizens that there was no need for panic as of now and VVMC is ready to face any challenge.

When FPJ contacted the media cell of the Delhi Help centre, which is handling all the Ebola calls, we were told that the Health Ministry is tracking all the passengers who have landed from the Ebola-affected countries and this suspected Ebola patient will be further called after a week to check on his health.

Dr Sunil Lahane, Additional Commissioner, said, “We have the required set-up to admit patients affected with Ebola.”

Vishal Rajemahadik

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