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200 staffers at Vellore CMC Hospital test Covid positive, non-emergency services stopped

Online booking for treatments, Outpatient (OP) visits and other non-emergency treatments and surgeries have been stopped temporarily.

Published: 09th January 2022 02:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2022 02:51 PM   |  A+A-

Christian Medical College, Vellore entrance | Pic courtesy: CMC

Express News Service

VELLORE: Over 200 medical staff at Christian Medical College (CMC) Hospital, Vellore, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Corporation official. 

The health workers tested positive for over a week and the hospital management is taking necessary measures to control the spread, Vellore Corporation City Health Officer Dr T Manivannan told The New Indian Express.
 
An official from the hospital confirmed the matter to TNIE. However, he was not sure about the exact number of health workers who have been infected. “The number (of infected staffers) has to be ascertained. Given the strength of the staff, the number is negligible. If a staff or patient test shows symptoms for the virus, then they are tested, quarantined and sent to the hospital or home isolated based on the severity of the cases. An exclusive COVID ward has been set up. Though we have a high number of cases, infections are mild,” the official added.  

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More than 10,500 staff, including 2,000 doctors work at the hospital. Patients across the country and even from neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh usually throng to the hospital for treatment.

Online booking for treatments, Outpatient (OP) visits and other non-emergency treatments and surgeries have been stopped temporarily. Only emergency treatments are provided in the hospital. Only emergency treatments are provided in the hospital.
 
Vellore City Municipal Corporation (VCMC) on Friday categorised Babu Rao Street near the CMC as a ‘containment zone’ as six members, all patients and their relatives had tested positive for the virus.
 



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  • Asser

    200 staff at CMC is a small number. Why is it a great news? If they check at Madras Medical College or other hospitals in Chennai
    4 months ago reply
  • Deena Dayalan

    200 out of 10
    4 months ago reply
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