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Coronavirus: 30 health workers at Delhi’s AIIMS quarantined after patient tests positive

About 30 health workers, including doctors and nurses, of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi have been quarantined after a patient admitted to the neurological department tested positive for the coronavirus, NDTV reported on Thursday.

The 70-year-old patient had come with neurological complaints and was admitted to the cardio-neuro centre of the hospital. “Later he complained of chest pain and respiratory distress so an X-ray was done,” an unidentified official told IANS. “But as he complained of chest pain, his sample was taken and sent for testing which came out positive for Covid-19.”

The patient was shifted to the dedicated Covid-19 wing of the hospital at the Trauma Centre. Meanwhile, several doctors and nurses who came in contact with him were asked to put themselves in quarantine. So far, none of them have exhibited any symptom of Covid-19, according to NDTV.

Last week, a resident doctor of the hospital, and his nine-month pregnant wife, also a doctor at the facility, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The doctor belongs to the Physiology Department of AIIMS, and was reportedly admitted to the new private ward for further treatment and testing. Meanwhile, the hospital administration undertook rigorous contact tracing after the doctor said he recently attended a farewell ceremony at…

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