Hundreds of COVID-positive doctors and healthcare workers in India


New Delhi: Even though India has seen a massive increase in new coronavirus cases, all eyes are on the country’s health system, with many doctors and healthcare workers infected with the virus. The global spike in coronavirus cases driven by the new Omicron variant is the latest blow to healthcare, with growing concern over the growing number of doctors and healthcare workers testing positive for the rapidly spreading virus. However, the hospitalization rate in the country has not increased, even as more medical staff are contracting the infection.Also Read – COVAXIN Booster Dose Trial Demonstrates Long-Term Safety Without Serious Adverse Event: Bharat Biotech

As COVID cases explode across the country, the Center called on states to immediately strengthen health infrastructure, maintain buffer stocks of essential drugs, and ensure oxygen supply equipment is fully functional. Also Read – US Supreme Court Skeptical Of Biden’s Workplace Vaccine Rule

Here is data by state on healthcare and doctors infected with COVID

Delhi

In Delhi, more than 100 healthcare workers in public hospitals have tested positive for the coronavirus. As more doctors and healthcare workers were infected in Delhi, a central government-run hospital in the nation’s capital has asked its healthcare workers to continue working even though they are exposed to COVID positive patients. Earlier, Delhi had announced a curfew at night and on weekends due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. Also read – Maharashtra: 68 CBI staff working in agency’s Bandra office test positive for COVID-19

Maharashtra

More than 300 doctors in Maharashtra have tested positive for COVID-19. At least 220 resident doctors at Mumbai’s public hospitals have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past few days. Ganesh Solunke, chairman of the JJ Hospital section of the Maharashtra Resident Physicians Association (MARD), said 73 resident doctors at this central Mumbai public hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, 60 resident doctors from King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), 80 from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and seven others from RN Cooper Hospital also contracted the viral infection, he added. . These three hospitals are managed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Additionally, in the nearby town of Thane, eight resident doctors at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Municipal Hospital have tested positive for the virus.

Chandigarh

As many as 196 health workers, including 87 doctors from PGIMER here, tested positive for the new coronavirus during the 10-day period from Dec.26 to Jan.4, officials from the first institute said on Thursday. Almost all have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, they said, adding that they have mild symptoms and are in home isolation, while only one is hospitalized.

Chhattisgarh

In Chhattisgarh, up to 33 interns and three senior doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur (AIIMS-R) have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past four to five days. “No less than 33 trainees from AIIMS, Raipur have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past four to five days. These include 14 girls. Apart from them, three senior doctors also tested positive for the infection, ”institute PRO SS Sharma told PTI. “The interns have been quarantined in their respective hostels and their condition is normal,” he said.

West Bengal

More than 400 doctors and medical staff at hospitals in West Bengal have tested positive for COVID-19. According to sources from the health department, 250 people from Calcutta Medical College and Hospital – the central government hospital in the treatment of Covid were victims. More than 34 doctors and 76 nurses at the hospital are diagnosed with mild symptoms of Covid forcing hospital authorities to send them to home isolation. Not only that, 190 people from the National Medical College and Hospital of Calcutta (CNMC & H), 198 people from the Medical College and Nil Ratan Sarkar Hospital and 74 people from the SSKM hospital were victims of the disease, the news agency reported. IANS. According to the information available, 20 medical staff from AMRI, 15 from the RN Tagore Heart Research Center and 15 from the Calcutta Medical Research Institute have been infected with the disease.

Bihar

More than 300 doctors in Bihar have contracted COVID-19. Bihar reported a 43% single-day peak in coronavirus infections on Thursday, as 2,379 people were detected with the virus in the past 24 hours. Two Covid patients, two women, also died at AIIMS, Patna, where 22 people with the corona virus are still being admitted, the hospital said in a statement.

Uttar pradesh

At least 75 doctors and healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, a polling location, according to an India Today report. About 56 staff and an emergency doctor tested positive for COVID in Lucknow Medanta, six doctors tested positive at KGMU Hospital, and two doctors and pharmacists were infected at Lok Bandhu Hospital.

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