Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan was discharged from AIG hospital on Tuesday after he tested negative for COVID-19.
He was admitted to the hospital on 17 November after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
At the time of admission, he had high inflammatory markers with CRP levels at 130 and a CT severity score of 9/25 while maintaining stable oxygen saturation at 96% on room air. As per the WHO/CDC classification, he was diagnosed with moderate COVID-19. He remained under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team throughout and was initially administered the monoclonal antibody cocktail.
The hospital said each day his clinical symptoms started improving with a noticeable decrease in CRP levels from 130 to 30 to less than 10 at the time of discharge. Following the standard protocol, two RT-PCR tests were conducted on Saturday (20 November) and Monday (22 November). Both the tests were negative after which the discharge process was initiated.
"We are extremely glad that the Governor, Harichandan ji, made a complete recovery and his hospital stay was uneventful. The team at AIG Hospitals which comprised pulmonologists, internal medicine, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, and critical care was looking after every detail of his health parameters. We hope that he will soon resume his office," said Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy, the chairman of AIG Hospitals.