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Mumbai's Wockhardt hospital sealed; 26 nurses and three doctors test positive

While the doctors are being treated at SJ Raheja and Seven Hills, the nurses have been shifted to the hospital. All the other 270 staff members are some patients are being tested too.

Mumbai's Wockhardt hospital sealed; 26 nurses and three doctors test positive
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As per the recent update, Mumbai Central's Wockhardt Hospital has been sealed as a containment zone after three doctors and 26 nurses tested positive for coronavirus. 

This decision was taken by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials who have now restricted entry and exit at the premises. The changes will be considered only after the patients test negative, twice in a row, said an official to the TOI.

The report further mentioned that around 30 cases were reported from the hospital, which is equal to or more than than the cases in many areas. All the nurses from the team who have tested positive, are now being treated at the hospital and doctors are being treated at Seven Hills and SL Raheja Hospitals respectively. 

Addressing the same, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Suresh Kakani, said that the team should have taken necessary precautionary measures, calling this an unfortunate situation. A team of health officers are investigating the matter to trace the first case through which it could spread in the hospital. Further, all the other 270 staff members are some patients are being tested too. 

While the hospital is sealed, the canteen remains functional as it would provide meals to members inside the hospital. Agripada police stations' senior inspector, Savalaram Agawane, further clarified that a team of two constables and an officer are present at the hospital to keep a check on the movements.

On Friday, April 4, 2020, the team at the hospital complained that the hospital was not taking measures to tackle the situation due to which 10 nurses at the hospital were infected. TOI reported that a letter shared by United Nurses Association (UNA) blamed the hospital on not being able to segregate COVID19 suspects and providing the necessary equipment for safety purposes

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