Coronavirus: 31 nurses, 5 doctors test positive at Pune Hospital

Last Updated: Sunday, 19 April 2020 (12:59 IST)
Pune: 31 nurses and five doctors from here have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the health officials, these nurses had been kept in quarantine at the hospital’s Ballard Pier hostel and though the nurses have tested positive, they are all asymptomatic. However, their health is being monitored.
The five doctors include a registrar of medicine, a registrar of pulmonology, senior anaesthetist, a junior anaesthetist and a junior radiologist, officials added.
Hospital sources said that when a positive case was reported in the hospital earlier this month, over 100 of the nursing staff were kept in quarantine at the hostel. Most of the staff had tested negative and so were on compulsory 14 days of quarantine.
“The hospital was working with a handful of nursing staff, who had to this, put in long working hours. Because the management planned to call the remaining staff back to work from tomorrow, they had to undergo a mandatory second test. The results of these came on Friday,” said a staff from the hospital.
On Saturday morning, a 72-year-old patient at the hospital who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was subsequently put on ventilator support passed away. (UNI)