It is really alarming as the two leading private hospitals, one in Mumbai and another in Pune have been declared as “containment zones” after at least 130 people including doctors, nurses and patients were found Covid-19 positive.
As per information, the civic body of Mumbai has declared the Wockhardt Hospital near Mumbai Central a containment zone after at least 29 staffers including three doctors and 26 nurses were found Covid-19 positive last week.
The infections reportedly happened after two Covid-19 patients and two suspected cases were shifted to the hospital from the Kasturba Hospital a fortnight ago.
While the two patients were kept in the isolation ward, the two suspect cases were kept with other patients in the ICU from where the infection may have spread.
Last week, two nurses serving in the ICU tested positive, and then the infections spread quickly, affecting 29 including the doctors.In Pune’s D. Y. Patil Hospital, at least 92 staff including doctors and nurses tested positive after they treated an accident victim who turned out to be a Covid-19 positive.
The victim, an autorickshaw driver met with an accident on March 31 and was rushed to the D. Y. Patil Hospital. After a surgery, he developed fever and his samples sent for testing turned out to be positive. Thus, he was moved to the Y.B. Chavan Memorial Hospital, and a full-scale search launched to find out all who came in contact with the victim. They include at least 42 doctors and 50 paramedics and staffers who are now quarantined and their test results are awaited.
The Maharashtra state government has announced Centre-led “cluster containment action plan” to target coronavirus hotspots where a large number of patients have tested positive for covid-19.