More than 106 employees in Delhi hospital test positive for COVID-19: Report
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Over 106 employees at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in North-West Delhi tested positive for COVID-19 in the last one month as it failed to isolate suspected cases, said a report published in Hindustan Times.
This is the highest number of cases among healthcare staff in a Delhi hospital.
Out of the total number of staffs, there are 21 doctors and 50 contractual employees. Nearly 250 hospital workers who were traced as contacts of positive cases have been put under quarantine.
Many of them have already completed their quarantine period and joined back work, an official told the daily.
The testing began after some of the healthcare workers tested positive for the infection. Majority of these cases were asymptomatic.
The authorities are trying to detect the exact source of infection. There are several hotspots around the hospital from where people had come for treatment, the report stated.
In order to reduce the risk of infection, the hospital has screening points at all entrances. Instructions are available from where COVID-19 suspected patients need to follow a demarcated path to undergo testing and isolation centre.
Patients who are confirmed cases of coronavirus are referred to dedicated hospitals of COVID-19.
Around 500 healthcare workers have tested positive for the deadly-virus in the national capital. It is almost 6.5 per cent of the overall cases in the city till Tuesday.
Last month, at least 75 employees had tested positive for the virus in the neighbouring hospital babu Jangjivan Ram Hospital.
The hospital is located in Jahagirpuri and located close to six containment zones.
Besides this, 62 hospital staffs at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have tested positive so far.
The first such cases were detected at DSCI (Delhi State Cancer Institute) in early April. Around 26 staff had tested positive for the infection including four patients and one family member.
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