As cases rise, Nizamabad officials seek private doctors’ assistance

GGH officials have asserted that several doctors and staff members have already tested positive for Covid-19 and are in home isolation.

Published: 17th April 2021 08:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2021 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker collects a swab sample from a man to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo| M K Ashok Kumar, EPS)

(Photo| M K Ashok Kumar, EPS)

By Express News Service

NIZAMABAD: The officials with the Nizamabad district administration and Government General Hospital (GGH) have started efforts seeking the help of doctors from private establishments at GGH owing to the rising caseload and for protecting the staff from Covid-19.

GGH officials have asserted that several doctors and staff members have already tested positive for Covid-19 and are in home isolation. Recently, the GGH superintendent’s driver and other staff members tested positive. GGH Superintendent Dr Prathima Raj has been discharging her duties under self isolation. Several GGH doctors fear that in the coming days, more staff members might test positive for Covid-19. 
A GGH doctor said that they are already facing issues to manage the rising caseload and worry that if the staff isn’t protected, the entire system at GGH would collapse.

Under the directions of district collector C Narayana Reddy, several high-ranking officials with the district administration and GGH’s Dr Raj formed a group discussing the issue with the Nizamabad Chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Around 10-15 doctors will be providing services every day for eight hours at GGH after the local IMA chapter finalises the list of doctors. 

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