Srinagar, April 13 (KNO): Two siblings, one four-year-old and another aged seven years, were taken back home by their mother after they completed 14-days quarantine period at Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Srinagar on Monday. Emotional scenes were witnessed at the hospital after their mother, who was tested negative bid a see off to the doctors and para-medical staff amid praises for taking care of her two daughters who were tested positive earlier.
The mother of both minors, spent 18 days with her children in the hospital, despite being herself negative. The children hail from Azad Basti Natipora, Srinagar were tested positive on March 26, after coming in contact with their grandfather who had a travel history of Saudi Arabia. Their grandfather had travelled in the same flight in which first Covid-19 positive case had travelled on March 16.
Deputy Medical superintendent JLNM hospital Dr Tabasum told wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that after testing positive, the samples of siblings were taken thrice.
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“They tested negative all the three times. Last result came today after which they were discharged. We have asked them to stay in home quarantine for their safety,” she said. She further added that despite being negative, their mother spent all 14 days with her kids.
“We had provided them a separate room, where these kids were being treated and their mother spent all 14 days in the same room,” the doctor told KNO. “We provided her all protective gears to ensure that she doesn’t catch the virus.”
Doctors at the hospital said that they were so happy to bid a see off to the two little siblings. “These siblings were youngest victims of Covid-19, who walked home today. Entire medical staff at the hospital presented them bouquets and wished them all the best. There were tears in the eyes of many female staff as they saluted the mother for being so brave all these days,” a doctor at the hospital said. “It was our care and mother love for her two daughters, that finally paid off.”
As the siblings were discharged, J&K government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted “Great News…Mubarak to the families and gratitude to the entire medical team”. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary also tweeted: “I take a humble bow in respect of doctors at JLNM hospital and for resilience of a brave mother as two kids who had earlier tested positive are discharged after repeated samples testing negative. Congratulations!”