Kochi: The college student who was affected by Nipah virus will be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. The state will be officially declared Nipah-free within two days.
The 23-year-old hailing from Thuruthippuram in Paravoor is going back home after 53 days of hospitalization. Dr. Bobby Varkkey Maramattam who treated the patient said that the boy can start attending college after 10 days from discharge.
The young man will be kept under observation for two more days and usual blood tests will be conducted. He will be discharged on Tuesday and review check-ups will continue after two months.
Health department principal secretary Dr. Rajan N. Khobragade told Mathrubhumi that Kerala could stop human-to-human transmission of the Nipah virus. Incidents of death could be avoided as the Nipah affected persons and those who came in contact with them were observed properly and offered right treatment, he said.
Health minister K. K. Shailaja and district collector S. Suhas will arrive at the time of the young man’s discharge. He was tested Nipah-free through a blood test conducted three weeks ago.