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Senior health officials of North Bengal Medical College and Howrah District Hospital test Covid-19 positive

Senior health officials of North Bengal Medical College and Howrah District Hospital test Covid-19 positive

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Apr 2020, 03:10 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: The Deputy Super of North Bengal Medical College and the Super of Howrah District Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19, sources in the state health department said on Thursday.

Both the government hospitals have records of treating novel coronavirus infected patients.

According to reports, the swab samples of North Bengal Medical College's Deputy Super and Howrah District Hospital's Superintendent were found positive for novel coronavirus on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Officials of the state health department said that North Bengal Medical College and Hospital's Deputy Super were undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the same hospital while the Super of Howrah District Hospital had been admitted to Kolkata's M.R. Bangur Hospital's Coivd-19 special unit.

Senior health officials said that they were identifying all the persons, including medics and non-medical staffers of both the hospitals, who came in contact with the Covid-19 infected top officials.

"After completing the identification and tracking process, we will send all the persons, who came in contact with both the senior health officials of the two state hospitals, under home quarantine for next 14 days and their swab samples will be tested to," a health official said.

In the last week of March, two mid-aged woman, who had tested positive for Covid-19, reportedly underwent treatment at these two hospitals and died later.

Meanwhile, a nurse of North Bengal Medical College, who was engaged in treating Covid-19 patient, has also tested Covid-19 positive and she is undergoing treatment in private hospital in Siliguri.

Earlier on Sunday, Kolkata's NRS Medical College and Hospital had sent at least 79 doctors, nurses and non-medical staffers to 14-day quarantine and sealed two important wards after a patient, whose sample was found Covid-19 positive, died there.

State health officials said that all the quarantined medics and non-medical staff of NRS hospital had tested negative for novel coronavirus.

According to a data shared by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday evening, the state is treating 71 active Covid-19 positive patient while five deaths, directly related to Covid-19, have been reported in the state.

 

Senior health officials of North Bengal Medical College and Howrah District Hospital test Covid-19 positive

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