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Same name mix-up: Gujarat Covid-19 patient erroneously discharged


In an embarrassing mix-up in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, a coronavirus positive man was discharged from hospital on the basis of a negative report that actually belonged to another person with the same name, officials said on Saturday.

The authorities at civic-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital admitted the mistake and issued an apology on Saturday, adding the human error was rectified soon with the wrongly discharged person being brought back and admitted in the facility within hours.

"On Thursday, the hospital received reports of samples of two patients with the same name within a gap of around five hours. The first ...


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