Skin dept sealed at Safdarjung Hospital after staff tests positive

New Delhi: The skin department at Safdarjung Hospital has been sealed after an assistant professor tested positive, official sources said on Wednesday.

"We are in the process of sealing, but it hasn't been done fully," said a source at the hospital. Sanitisation work will start in the department.

Meanwhile, in another case, a gynaecologist at Kasturba Gandhi Hospital has also tested positive of the virus. Seven doctors and four nurses in the hospital have been asked to quarantine. "The intern is a 1st year PG student. Her condition is stable and she is on home quarantine," according to an official source. Meanwhile, the quarantined staff is yet to be tested. "Hospital areas which needed sanitisation have been sanitised and reopened so minimal disturbance in services took place," said the official.

At Lady Hardinge Hospital, which already had 14 cases previously, one more positive case was added. A medical intern at the pediatric unit in Lady Hardinge-run-Kalawati Saran Hospital was tested positive.

Number of healthcare workers testing positive is increasing. In most cases the healthcare workers came in contact with the staff working at Covid ward. Contact tracing is going on, while many have already been sent to quarantine. "The ones who were in immediate contact are sent to quarantine, even if their results came out negative," said a source at the AIIMS.

Meanwhile, two more staffers from the office of the South-West District Magistrate in the national Capital on Wednesday tested positive for Coronavirus, taking the tally to three from the team.

CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said three out of 529 media persons, who gave their swab samples recently have tested positive for COVID-19. "Am so happy to share only 3 out of 529 media persons tested have been detected positive. My best wishes to all of you. Your work is very important esp during a pandemic. Those who have been detected positive, I am praying for your speedy recovery," Kejriwal tweeted.

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