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Gujarat Medical Council president Nitin Vora tests negative for coronavirus

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In a temporary relief for several doctors and staff members of the GMERS Medical College and Hospital at Sola, dean Nitin Vora, who is also the president of the Gujarat Medical Council (GMC), has tested negative for coronavirus. Notably, many doctors and staff members of the hospital were put under quarantine after Vora’s wife tested positive on Thursday.

Gujarat Exclusive had earlier carried a story on the woman, a pathologist working for ESIC Hospital in Gomtipur, testing positive resulting in Vora being quarantined along with others who were in contact with the couple.

Meanwhile, a news agency, citing a deputy commissioner of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, said: “The college dean’s wife, who tested positive for coronavirus, works as a pathologist at a hospital and may have got infected during her work. There are two other possibilities. On March 15, some of her relatives from Mumbai had visited the family. That could have led to the infection. We also learned that her daughter-in-law had returned from Singapore and Thailand last month”.

Clarifying on the same, the dean on Saturday told Gujarat Exclusive that only one person from Mumbai had visited them on March 21 and stayed with them for two days. “The relative arrived in Ahmedabad on March 15 but met us only on March 21. AMC authorities have already quarantined my relative in a hotel who could not return because of the lockdown. As far as my daughter-in-law is concerned, she returned from abroad on February 29 and is at her maternal home. She is hale and hearty,” Vora said.

Earlier, the dean had told Gujarat Exclusive that his son’s marriage was held on February 16 and all those who attended the marriage are alright. Notably, the couple’s son works in the US and has already returned. he had also said he had not violated any guidelines issued by the government related to coronavirus.

Along with Vora, his daughter has also tested negative for the virus. The results for the tests arrived late on Friday.

#Updated: Not violated any govt diktat on coronavirus, says Nitin Vora