Doctor at frontline against COVID-19 tests positive in Baramulla

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Srinagar: A junior resident doctor posted in Government Medical College (GMC) Baramulla, north Kashmir, was tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, officials said.

The junior resident doctor at Baramulla becomes the first doctor in the Valley to test positive for the coronavirus so far. An official confirmed that a junior doctor posted at the GMC, Baramulla, was tested positive after he came in contact with a positive patient.

He added that all his contacts have been traced and they have been also put under quarantine.

Confirming the development, Medical Superintendent, GMC Baramulla, Dr. Syed Masood Bukhari, said that around eighteen contacts of the doctor have been put under quarantine at the GMC, Baramulla. “The doctor has also been kept under isolation at GMC,” he said. (KNO)

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