13 healthcare workers test COVID-19 positive at Safdarjung Hospital in last 2 months

Sallie Anderson

Thirteen Healthcare Workers, Consisting Of 7 Local Physicians, Nurses And A Professor, Have Actually Checked Positive For COVID-19 Up Until Now Over The Past 2 Months At The Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital, Sources Stated On Wednesday.

PTI|Upgraded on: 29 Apr 2020, 11: 22: 41 PM

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New Delhi:

Thirteen healthcare workers, consisting of 7 resident medical professionals, nurses and a professor, have actually checked positive for COVID-19 up until now over the past 2 months at the Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital, sources stated on Wednesday. Around 10 healthcare workers, consisting of a resident medical professional and 5 nurses, have actually contracted the illness so far at the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Besides, some guard have actually likewise been contaminated in the leading hospital. According to authorities, an intern of the Woman Hardinge Medical College, who was released at a non-COVID-19 ward at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, likewise checked positive for the lethal infection on Wednesday. Considering that the intern is asymptomatic, she has been kept in seclusion at YMCA, the authorities stated.?

They added that the contact tracing is being done by the Integrated Illness Security Program (IDSP). The current healthcare personnel to get contaminated by coronavirus at the Safdarjung Hospital is a sanitation employee who was checked positive for the infection on Tuesday. According to the sources, 5 resident medical professionals from the medication department of the Safdarjung Hospital are currently going through treatment at the center.

“All of them are stable and have mild symptoms. They were detected with the infection around three to four days back,” a source stated. The Safdarjung Hospital has actually dealt with and released 75 clients up until now, the sources stated. Currently, around 55 clients are still confessed and going through treatment at the hospital.

The Safdarjung Hospital is the nodal COVID-19 center of the main federal government. A Number Of healthcare workers at different medical facilities in the national capital have actually contracted the illness. The death toll due to COVID-19 increased to 1,008 and the variety of cases reached 31,787 in the nation on Wednesday, signing up a record jump of 71 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

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First Released: 29 Apr 2020, 11: 22: 41 PM

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