Jitendra Bhawalkar, Dean Dr. DY Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pune (Maharashtra) said that 92 staff members including doctors were quarantined after an accident patient tested positive for COVID 19. This contributed to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.
As per the Statement of Jitendra Bhawalkar, Dean, DPMC Hospital At least 92 staff members are quarantined, including several doctors who came into contact with an accident victim, who has been treated at the hospital, who later tested positive for coronavirus. The accident victim, an auto-rickshaw driver, came to the emergency section of the DPMC hospital and matured fever on the very next day. The doctors of DPMC Hospital got suspicious and his samples were sent for testing which came out positive for coronavirus.
42 Docs and 50 Para-medical Staff are under Quarantine
After that, the patient was immediately shifted to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pune. Around 42 doctors and 50 para-medical staff who might have come in contact with the patient are quarantined, also their samples have been sent for testing. The hospital authorities are awaiting the results.
Jitendra Bhawalkar said that the patient was an autorickshaw driver came to the emergency ward of Hospital on March 31 after he met with an accident. The patient was operated upon and on the second day, he matured a fever. The doctors got suspicious about the patient and his samples were sent immediately for testing which came out positive for coronavirus.
He added as a precautionary step, we then quarantined our 42 docs and 50 paramedical staff members. Samples of all the quarantined staff members have been sent for tests.
People are doing chit-chat that the man has some direct link to the Tablighi Jamaat, Delhi also there can be chances that he had transported people within the city belonging to the Islamic organization in his autorickshaw.
The Hospital official also claimed that the patient hid the information from the hospital after he was admitted following the accident.
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