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13 docs among 39 health workers quarantined after ward tested COVID- 19 Postive

A ward boy who had tested positive for Novel Coronavirus on April 28 and a woman patient who died in the hospital. 

cms 13 docs among 39 health workers shifted quarantine in agra kpt
Agra, First Published May 3, 2020, 8:56 PM IST

Agra. A day after Mathura police registered an FIR against 13 staffers of Government District Combined Hospital who fled from a quarantine centre in Vrindavan, all medicos, including the 13 doctors and chief medical superintendent (CMS), were shifted from the hospital to a quarantine centre on Saturday.

Earlier, all of them had refused to go to a quarantine facility and had insisted to stay at the district hospital instead.

According to health officials, around 25 health workers, including nurses and ward boys, 13 doctors and Vrindavan’s CMS KK Gautam had come in contact with one of the district combined hospital’s ward boy who had tested positive for Novel Coronavirus on April 28 and a woman patient who died in the hospital. Samples of all health workers, including doctors, have been taken for Covid-19 test.

Mathura district administration has also issued a notice to the doctor who was found roaming outside the hospital where he was supposed to be in quarantine. Video of the incident went viral on social media. 

In the footage, policemen could be seen calling out to the doctor to go back to the hospital but he kept walking. When the cops tried to follow him, he started running. However, he was caught after a brief chase.

When policemen threatened to complain against him to the chief medical officer (CMO) and the chief minister, he identified himself and claimed that he had gone out to purchase butter. He also said that he had tried to escape as he was scared of being stopped.

Meanwhile, three more persons, including two men aged 58 and 32 and a woman, 58, tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total tally to 27 in the district. The woman is the family member of one of the patients who had tested positive earlier.

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