Senapati doctor tests COVID 19 positive; hospital staff and patients asked to report

Contact tracing for both the primary and secondary contacts have started by the Rapid Response Team of Senapati, stated the District Hospital.

 

A medicine doctor of Senapati District Hospital was tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, hospital sources said on Saturday.

According to a memorandum issued by chief medical officer, Senapati and director, District Hospital, Senapati, Dr Pfokreho Pfoze, the said doctor had attended both OPD and hospital duty on July 20 and 21 at District Hospital, Senapati.

In view of it, It directed all primary contacts, including both hospital staff on duty and patients who attended Medicine OPD on the two days to report to the Office of the District Surveillance Officer, Senapati, immediately for testing.  

"Further the Secondary contacts are advised to follow strict home Quarantine to contain the spread of COVID-19," it added. 

Meanwhile, in view of the threat of COVID-19 spread, Senapati DC, Lalithambigai K on Friday ordered shutdown of the District Hospital from its normal functions with immediate effect until further notified.

The DC also ordered closure of market in the district headquarter with immediate effect for 5 days or until further notified, whichever case is earlier in addition to the prohibitory order under section 144 the code of Criminal Procedure 1973 issued on July 23. 

All the secondary contacts are to undergo strict home quarantine, the memorandum added.

Earlier, on July 9, it was reported that a doctor from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal East, tested positive for COVID-19.

On July 17, a PG doctor of Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) was reportedly tested positive for COVID 19. On June 22, two doctors who are working at Bishnupur district hospital were also reportedly tested COVID-19 positive.

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First Published: July 25, 2020, 5:12 p.m.