NIZAMABAD: More than 100 employees of Government General Hospital (GGH) have tested positive for Covid-19. They were all attending to Coronavirus patients, who were undergoing treatment for the last few days.
They include doctors (21), nurses (34), lab technicians (eight), staff (12), sanitation workers (14), security guards (eight) and 10 PCWs.
GGH staff, including doctors, has been under tremendous pressure considering that after Gandhi hospital in Hyderabad, this has been treating the highest number of Covid-19 patients.
The hospital has 521 beds, including oxygen beds, and ICU with a ventilator facility. Around 400 positive patients are getting treatment in the hospital. Patients are coming over from the undivided Nizamabad, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Nanded districts. Hospital superintendent Dr Prathima Raj had twice tested positive. Fully recovered, she resumed duty on Wednesday.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, GGH deputy superintendent, Dr Nimmala Balraj said that they are taking utmost precautions to prevent the spread. Around 100 staff members who were infected have all recovered, he said. He said the staff was working diligently even while treating patients in home isolation. “Being medical professionals, we are doing our level best to save all patients”, he said.
Meanwhile, a section of staff of the district medical and health department has tested positive. They were associated with PHCs and door-to-door surveys.
Meanwhile, central drug store in-charge Radhakishan, who tested positive, continues to monitor the situation while in home isolation. Minister V.Prashanth Reddy appreciated the GGH staff for being in the forefront despite the threat to their own lives....