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Vaishno Devi pilgrim admitted for SARS

A Vaishno Devi pilgrim with symptoms of SARS was admitted in the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu on Thursday.

india Updated: May 02, 2003 13:14 IST

A Vaishno Devi pilgrim with symptoms of SARS was admitted in the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu on Thursday evening, official sources said on Friday.

Malti Singh, hailing from Nagpur, was kept in an isolation room of the disaster ward of the hospital here after being referred by Katra hospital, they said.

Hospital authorities have given masks and caps to her husband Girja Shankar Singh and her daughter-in-law, who were travelling with her.

The family had arrived in Jammu on Wednesday by train, the sources said adding she had complaint of respiratory problems after alighting from the train. Her family members gave her medicines from a local chemist and proceeded on their pilgrimage.

However, Singh's condition deteriorated yesterday after returning from the cave shrine and she was taken to Katra hospital from where she was referred to the hospital on Thursday evening.

Singh has symptoms of SARS like high temperature, cough, bad cold and other respiratory problems, Medical Officer of the hospital Dr Sanjay Bhatt said adding the patient was under continuous observation and medication and all tests were being conducted on her.