A chaos-like situation prevailed among the staff of Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital on Thursday when a patient admitted to a ward in Medicine Department tested positive. He was being treated in the ward for diabetes and other ailments before histest reports came in.
After learning about his status, doctors immediately shifted him to MTH and sealed the ward and sanitization was done.
HoD of Medicine Department Dr VP Pandey said the patient was immediately shifted to MTH after learning that he was COVID-19 positive.
On the question why he was not kept as suspected patient when his samples were taken, Dr Pandey claimed that he was a follow up patient and he didn’t inform us that he had given his samples.
“He was asymptomatic patient. There was not much to concern as our staff works with full protection in wards and there is gap of 3 meters between the beds. We have sealed the ward sanitized it,” Dr Pandey said.
However, sources claimed that the patient was also kept in medicine ICU and COVID suspected was mentioned on his admission slip.
Another male nurse of MY Hospital tests positive
One more male nurse of MY Hospital has been tested positive. He was deployed on COVID ward in MRTB Hospital and got infected there. Staff members claimed that his initial reports were tested negative but another report found positive. He was already in quarantine. About 15-16 staff of the hospital has been tested positive, so far.
Large number of staff nurses took objection over duty chart
Large number of staff nurses of MY Hospital took objection over the duty chart and register their protest with the matron. The agitators claimed that partiality was done by the matron in deploying staff. Major issue was that only few nurses were being deployed in COVID ward and rotation was not followed.
10 more discharged
As many as 10 patients were discharged from two hospitals of the city on Thursday. Six patients were discharged from Shri Aurobindo Hospital while four were discharged from Choithram Hospital.
Number of patients discharged has been increased in a week as daily patients are being discharged.