HP NEWS SERVICE
Shillong, Jul 1: Bethany Hospital, Shillong where the first Covid-19 case was detected in the State and which lost its owner to the virus is now bustling with activity once again.
It may be mentioned that the hospital located at Nongrim Hills was immediately shut down after the first Covid-19 case involving hospital’s owner Dr John Sailo Ryntathiang was reported on April 13.
Dr. Sailo succumbed to the virus two days later. The hospital was only reopened after a gap of more than 40 days.
Dr. Kyntiewlang Sanmiet, Nodal Officer of Bethany Hospital, did not deny that initially after the hospital was reopened the public hesitated to come for treatment or medical checkup.
However, Dr. Sanmiet said that as the days passed, the inflow of patients has resumed and that now the hospital is now back to normal as it was before.
“Till today around 3976 patients have visited the hospital and another 336 are inpatients,” Dr. Sanmiet said.
He also attributed the rush of patients to the hospital to the trust that they have in the services that it renders.
“All the 500 employees of the Bethany Hospital family have not quit the hospital even after the virus,” Dr. Sanmiet said.
He also said that after the incident the hospital authorities are more concerned about cleanliness and adhering to protocols.
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