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Nation Current Affairs 07 Apr 2020 Delhi's cancer ...

Delhi's cancer institute shut after 18 healthcare workers test Covid19 positive

ANI
Published Apr 7, 2020, 11:21 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2020, 11:24 am IST
Hospital authorities are making arrangements for 19 admitted cancer patients to shift them to another private hospital
North MCD workers sanitise a locality in Model Town in view of coronavirus outbreak, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. PTI Photo
 North MCD workers sanitise a locality in Model Town in view of coronavirus outbreak, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. PTI Photo

New Delhi: The Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI) has been shut after 18 healthcare workers here were tested positive for COVID-19. Hospital authorities are making arrangements for 19 admitted cancer patients to shift them to another private hospital.

Dr BL Sherwal, Medical Superintendent of DSCI said, "As a precautionary measure, we have shut down various facilities of the hospital for conducting sanitization. We are making arrangement to shift our 19 cancer patients to another private hospital. Talks are on with Dharmshila Superspecilaity hospital."
However, before sending these cancer patients to another facility, we are testing them for COVID-19. Cancer patients are immune-compromised patients and are a high-risk group. They tend to catch infection very easily. If their reports come negative, we will shift these patients to another hospital."

 

Meanwhile, the hospital authorities also taking care of the healthcare workers including two doctors and 16 nursing staff.

"Some of them are admitted at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital. We are very cautioned about the health of our doctors and nurses and all measure are being taken and their contact tracing has also started," he said.

The Delhi Government has recently converted Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital into a dedicated hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

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Location: India, Delhi




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