COVID-19: Man Goes Missing From Karnataka Hospital, Found at Home

The patient did not cooperate with the medical officers during the treatment.

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Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of Chinas Wuhan, undergo screening at a quarantine facility set by up ITBP. Image for representation.

A person who arrived at the airport in Mangalore from Dubai and was hospitalised with suspected symptoms of coronavirus went missing but was later traced to his home, sources said.

The man, who arrived on Sunday, 8 March, was shifted to the district Wenlock hospital after being screened at the international airport. He reportedly argued with the hospital staff late in the night that he had not contracted the virus and left the hospital saying he will take treatment in a private hospital.

There is no need to panic about the disappearance of a suspected coronavirus patient from the district Wenlock hospital here, Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh had said on Monday.

In a statement, Rupesh asked the public to remain calm and not be tense because of the ‘escape’ from the hospital.

She said there was no confirmed case of coronavirus reported so far in the district. The passenger, who arrived from Dubai to Mangaluru International Airport (MIA), had fever and the administration made arrangements to treat him at the Wenlock hospital.

The patient did not cooperate with the medical officers during the treatment.

“No one should get confused about this. Now that person is under surveillance and is being convinced to undergo medical tests,” she said. A surveillance team is currently at his home with the police. He will be brought back to the hospital, a health department official.

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