57 staff at two Mumbai hospitals quarantined

Mumbai , Apr 9:

As many as 57 staff including nurses were quarantined at two civic-run hospitals in Mumbai on Wednesday after a patient each tested positive there, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sources said.

Further, the BMC also ordered suspension of emergency and OPD services at two private hospitals after a few patients at these hospitals tested positive for coronavirus infection, sources said.

According to union sources, at least 40 staff including nurses and doctors were quarantined at KB Bhabha Hospital in Bandra.

The staff had earlier stopped work and protested after a woman admitted on April 4 tested positive for COVID-19.

Further, at least 17 cleaning staff at KEM Hospital were quarantined after a 50-year-old sweeper tested positive. A staff at private-run Breach Candy hospital also tested positive to COVID-19 but it is not yet known if the BMC has quarantined any other staff or asked the hospital to take any preventive measures.

The civic body has already sealed two prominent private hospitals, namely, Jaslok and Wockhardt, after several staff were found to have contracted virus.

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