68 doctors, nurses quarantined after 25-year-old COVID-19 suspect dies

Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 16, 2020 21:14

68 doctors, nurses and staff of a government hospital in Delhi have been asked to quarantine themselves after a 25-year-old pregnant woman suspected of having COVID-19 died on Wednesday night. The woman reportedly hid her travel history from the hospital staff when she was admitted at the Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital on Monday. She had recently traveled abroad and was asked by authorities to quarantine herself.

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A circular issued by the hospital regarding the same stated: “The patient did not disclose her travel history and the fact about her home quarantine given by District Magistrate (North West) despite repeated verbal query at the time of her admission and she submitted wrong information in the prescribed form.”

When the woman’s condition deteriorated, she told the hospital staff that she had returned from abroad and came in contact with infected people. The woman’s COVID-19 report is awaited.