HYDERABAD: The rise in circumstances of medical doctors testing optimistic for Covid-19 has pressured the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) to close down 5 departments for 2 days from June 7 to 9 with a view to disinfect the buildings the place the contaminated medical doctors had labored.
“The inpatients of the involved block have been shifted to different components of the hospital. All upkeep and sanitisation work shall be undertaken throughout these two days,” mentioned NIMS superintendent Dr N Satyanarayana.
The choice was taken by the hospital authorities after as many as 26 medical doctors examined optimistic for Covid-19 within the NIMS over the past three days. Seven circumstances reported on Friday night time alone. This has despatched the administration right into a tizzy, forcing them to take up rapid sanitisation efforts on the hospital premises.
All of the departments to be closed are situated within the speciality block of the hospital.
They’re Medicinal Gastroenterology, Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology, Cardiology and Surgical Oncology departments. Specific had beforehand reported that each the Cardiology and Gastroenterology departments can be shut down, after medical doctors right here examined optimistic.
In the meantime, 4 junior medical doctors from the Cardiology and Medication division and two interns on the Osmania Normal Hospital are newest within the checklist of frontline medical staff to be contaminated by Covid-19.
The precise supply of the an infection stays unknown as the scholars and junior medical doctors have been serving a mess of roles over the past month. Gandhi Hospital additionally reported 4 new circumstances of medical staff testing optimistic. The entire variety of folks from the medical fraternity, together with medical doctors and nurses, who’ve examined optimistic for Covid-19 within the authorities hospitals of Telangana has touched 57 as on Saturday.