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Kolkata's NRS hospital sends 64 doctors, nurses, medical staff to quarantine following COVID-19 patient's death

Kolkata's NRS hospital sends 64 doctors, nurses, medical staff to quarantine following COVID-19 patient's death

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Apr 2020, 08:38 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: At least 64 medical professionals, including 39 doctors, nurses, medical staff and non-medical staffers of Kolkata's Nil Ratan Sarkar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital have reportedly been sent to quarantine days after the government-run health facility reported the death of a COVID-19 positive patient.

Besides sending those medics to quarantine, 140 bedded Male Medicine and 14 bedded ventilator equipped CCU wards of the hospital, located near Sealdah in the central part of Kolkata, have been sealed for next 48 hours for sanitization and disinfection process. 

According to reports, a 34-year-old haemophilia patient from Maheshtala in South 24 Parganas district, who had undergone treatment in non-isolation beds of NRS's Male Medicine and CCU wards for few days, died on Saturday and his swab sample had tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Following the incident, NRS hospital authorities decided to sent all the doctors, nurses, medical and non-medical staffers, who went very close to the COVID-19 patient, to quarantine, and to stop taking admission of new patients in those wards for next 48 hours, until those are fully disinfected.

Senior state health officials said that swab samples of all quarantined medics of NRS medical college and hospital will be tested for COVID-19.


 

Kolkata's NRS hospital sends 64 doctors, nurses, medical staff to quarantine following COVID-19 patient's death

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