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Coronavirus Pandemic: BMC plans to reopen 15 sealed hospitals

The BMC has provided these hospitals with disinfection guidelines and work for the same has begun.

Coronavirus Pandemic: BMC plans to reopen 15 sealed hospitals
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After patients/medical staff were tested positive for coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed 15 hospitals in Mumbai. The civic body is now planning to reopen these hospitals within one week. However, there is no specific date that has been shared so far.

Close to 100 medical workers in the 15 hospitals had tested positive for COVID-19. In Wockhardt Hospital alone, 52 medical workers consisting of nurses and doctors were tested positive whereas 21 medical workers from Jaslok Hospital were infected with the coronavirus. Four nurses were tested positive for coronavirus at Bhatia Hospital. Other than that, Hinduja Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Dadar's Shushrusha Hospital, Jagjeevan Ramnarayan Railway Hospital in Byculla, Parth Nursing Homes, Sai Hospital in Chembur, Mulund's Spandan Hospital, and Milat Nagar Hospital were also sealed after the medical staff was tested positive.

The BMC has provided these hospitals with disinfection guidelines and work for the same has begun. The civic body will then send samples for testing and based on the results, it will decide whether the hospitals are safe for functioning.

On Monday morning, the COVID-19 patients' count soared up to 9,152 in India with the death toll reaching 308. Of the 9,152 cases in India, 2,064 have been reported from Maharashtra with the death toll in the state reaching 149. 

In Maharashtra, Mumbai is the worst-hit city and is also being termed as the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. The city alone has reported over 1,300 cases. There have been 49 positive cases reported from Dharavi, which is one of the most densely populated place in the city.

A state official said on Monday that at least 82 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra in 12 hours. Of the 82 fresh cases of COVID-19, 59 were reported from Mumbai while 12 from Malegaon tehsil in Nashik district. 

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