Canindia News

Intern, four nurses of KMCH now found corona positive

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) After eight junior doctors, an intern and four nurses of Kolkata Medical College and Hospital were detected with Covid 19 disease on Tuesday, hospital sources said.

Three of the nurses are attached to the gynaecology department, and another with the cardiology section.

The medical intern is with the orthopaedic unit.

All of them have been admitted in the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Beliaghata. However, it was not clear how the intern contracted the virus.

A patient, expecting her child, tested positive for the deadly disease in the gynaecology department of the hospital on April 13.

A health worker, involved in the treatment of the patient, had also tested positive for the viral infection, and the four nurses got infected after coming in close contact with the patient.

On Tuesday, the hospital claimed that it was preparing a list of those who had come in contact with the nurses.

On Sunday and Monday, eight junior doctors of KMCH were detected with the novel coronavirus infection.

A group of MBBS interns on Monday accused the authorities of ‘mismanagement; of Covid suspects which has made the hospital a hazardous zone for healthcare providers and patients.

“A dysfunctional triage area, lack of isolation zones and no adequate healthcare protection have made the hospital a hazardous zone for healthcare providers and patients. Continuation of work here poses a threat to the lives of healthcare providers, their families and the entire community at large, ” the interns said in a release.

They said three shifts of healthcare workers were exposed to a Covid-19 patient without protection in the gynaecology department.




Kapil Dev: India cricket legend stable after heart surgery


Indian composer Atif Afzal set to make music for BBC project


Eros Now issues apology for Navratri posters as #BoycottErosNow trends on Twitter


Punjab to resume normal OPD services from Oct 19

Crops on 67,864 hectares of land damaged due to rains in Andhra

India’s merchandise exports rise by 6% in September

Aamir Khan on Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb: Wish it was releasing in theatres

JLR India hopeful of festive cheer, goes for product offensive (IANS Special)

Punjab CM asks village heads to counter Covid propaganda

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More


Stay up to date with the latest news and exclusive offers directly in your inbox