Panic gripped the VIMSAR at Burla following a PG student on duty in the ICU tested corona positive on Monday.
“For the first time a doctor of the institute has tested positive,” said VIMSAR Superintendent Dr Jayashree Dora. The source of the doctor getting infected is under investigation, she added.
“We are trying to ascertain if he got infected from any patient of ICU, or from any other source,” Dr. Dora informed. But the patients and their family members apprehend an ICU outbreak since the doctors has treated them all.
The concerned doctor was suffering from cold and cough, but he was coming to duty. When his swab and blood test confirmed that he was positive, he was sent to the dedicated Covid Hospital at Sambalpur, VSSIMSAR sources said.
Following the incident, 30 doctors and nurses were quarantined as they come under high risk group, the superintendent said further.
At the same time, few other doctors and nurses were also kept in isolation earlier as they came in contact with some positive patients while treating them. But they are in good health now, Dr Dora added.