NDMC doctor tests +ve, dispensary sealed

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NDMC doctor tests +ve, dispensary sealed

Saturday, 23 May 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A dispensary run by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at Palika Kendra was sealed after a senior doctor tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

A senior NDMC official said that the allopathic doctor was posted at Palika Kendra dispensary was tested positive after showing symptoms of Coronavirus . “All those including family members who had come in contact with the doctor are being screened and advised home quarantine. There are 20 staff including doctors and other medical staff deputed at the dispensary and all are advised home-quarantine,” he said.

The family members of the doctor will also be screened and their samples will be tested if they show any symptoms, he said, adding that further contact-tracing of patients and visitors has been initiated.

This is the third case of covid19 in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in a couple of month.

One sanitation worker was tested positive in the Charak Palika Hospital and a chief engineer has already tested positive.

A team of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) doctors is constituted and all the contact of those patients who might have visited dispensary recently are being traced with the help of dispensary registration computer data as per protocols of contact tracing, the official said.

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