Published: April 16, 2020 5:48:46 pm
Two areas in Ghaziabad, together with a non-public hospital, had been added to the hotspot checklist after a 37-year-old physician examined positive for COVID-19. According to officers, an oncologist working on the superspecialty Max Hospital in Vaishali examined positive on Wednesday, taking the tally of instances in the district to 32.
“The hospital at which the doctor worked and his residence in Gyan Khand 2 (Indirapuram) have been declared hotspots. He is currently receiving treatment in Delhi. The sanitisation process has begun at his residence and the hospital. The next step is to trace all those who came in contact with him. In coordination with hospital authorities, we will prepare a list and put people under quarantine accordingly,” mentioned Ajay Shankar Pandey, DM, Ghaziabad.
According to well being officers, the physician’s household is at the moment underneath residence quarantine and greater than 30 individuals from the hospital have been recognized. The administration will even seal the hospital by Friday, mentioned an official.
“A resident doctor working in the hospital has tested positive for Covid 19 and has been hospitalised at Max Hospital, Saket, which is a dedicated Covid-19 facility. The hospital management is in constant touch with the district authorities to ensure the safety of all its patients and employees. We wish to clarify that as a pre-emptive measure, all healthcare workers, in-patients and new admissions are being tested for COVID-19 across all Max network hospitals. This is being done to ensure that all our hospitals remain a safe sanctuary for our patients and employees. The welfare and safety of our healthcare workers and patients is of paramount importance to us,” mentioned Max Hospital in an announcement.
Earlier, one other physician at a Community Health Centre in Dasna had examined positive following which the CHC had been declared a hotspot.
There are at the moment 16 hotspots, together with Masuri space, which consists of a giant portion of Rural Ghaziabad.
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