The numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Nagpur are increasing day by day. The city has witnessed four deaths till now reason only being the novel corona virus; still there are people who take this whole global pandemic way lightly than they should be.
In a situation where all the government hospitals are filled with corona virus cases and the private hospitals are somehow managing other health related issues, few irresponsible citizens are becoming the reason to shut those available medical services as well.
Such a similar case happened at Abhinav Multispecialty Hospital, Kamal Chowk where a lady (60) had got admitted and hid her previous medical history where she was already suggested to get quarantined in the government facility. The lady has got admitted in Abhinav hospital on May 8 while she had high blood pressure and as it was a severe case the hospital had to admit her. On the same evening the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) officials traced her location through the relatives. The officials had then got her discharged from the hospital and put her in the quarantine facility along with her family members and relatives.
Later on when the test results arrived, she was found positive of novel corona virus on May 10.
“Immediately after her results, NMC officials worried about the traces of community transmission. The hospital was sealed on May 10 and a list of nurses with other staff members and the patients who were in continuous contact or might have come in contact with the positive lady patient had been submitted to the NMC officials” said Abhinav Bhatnagar, consultant at Abhinav Hospital.
All the suspected staff members had been asked by NMC authority to be shifted in quarantine facility immediately without any further delay and to avoid social contact to put a halt on community spread of the virus.
Bhatnagar further added “Officials of NMC were very polite and helped us understand the situation. They coordinated with us and got us out, from a much tensed situation.”
He also informed TLN, “There was only one patient admitted in the same ward where the lady had been put. We took precautions and managed to discourage the family members of admitted patients from crowding in the ward. Only one family member was allowed to meet the patient in case of emergency.”
The hospital staff and owner had a very practical response and followed the norms provided by NMC very carefully. The hospital was already taking precautionary measures to keep their patients and staff safe.
Currently there are 51 suspected people who have been put in quarantine facility including the staff of Abhinav Hospital and one patient at Hotel Orion which is situated exact to IGMC Hospital. There are also family members of the patient from the same ward who have been put in quarantine. Tests are being conducted on them, further details are awaited.