Published On: Tue, Jan 4th, 2022

33 medical staff at Medanta, Lucknow test Covid positive

Lucknow: As many as 33 medical staff members, including doctors, at Medanta hospital in Lucknow have tested positive for Covid-19, the hospital said on Tuesday.

Of the 33 new patients, 32 are hospital staff and one is a doctor, working in emergency ward

Of the 33 new patients, 32 are hospital staff and one is a doctor, working in emergency ward. All the patients are asymptomatic.

Recently, the hospital had collected 800 Covid samples for RT-PCR testing, of which 33 were found infected.

Medanta Hospital Director Dr Rakesh Kapoor said: “Most of the doctors who have been infected are those who go for sample collection and this could be the reason that they have contracted the disease.”

He said, “The hospital is also collecting samples from other staff members and doctors as part of contact tracing.”

 

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