TN: Medicos return for offline classes after 4 months, 2 test COVID positive
Chennai: The medical colleges across the Tamil Nadu reopening for offline classes on Monday after a gap of four months saw a positive response, however, 2 medicos of K. A. P. Viswanathan Government Medical College, Tiruchy tested positive for Covid-19 after undergoing mandatory RT-PCR tests to join offline classes.
The 2 girl students, one from the 2019 batch, and the other from 2020 batch tested positive following which one returned to her hometown with her family for treatment. It is said that RT-PCR tests were conducted for the students on Friday.
Another girl was admitted to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH). Students who came in contact with these two have been isolated. Meanwhile, RT-PCR tests for paramedical students were taken on Monday.
A. Arshiya Begum, Vice-Principal of the K. A. P. Viswanathan Government Medical College, Tiruchy clarified that out of the 600 students tested from all five batches, only two tested positive while the remaining have returned to classes. The students would undergo tests at regular intervals, she added. The students were asked to undergo the COVID-19 test regardless of whether they had received the vaccine or not.