ISLAMABAD – Federal Authorities Service (FGS) Polyclinic Hospital on Saturday quarantined round 30 docs and suspended its Out of doors Affected person Division (OPD) companies after one in all its docs was examined optimistic with novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Officers knowledgeable The Nation that after the physician, a janitor was additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19 and well being authorities moved to isolate his whole household.
Officers additionally mentioned that senior physician supervising the one discovered optimistic with the virus has been remoted at his house.
In the meantime, the hospital administration additionally shifted practically 30 docs from hospital’s hostel to H-9 quarantine heart sending their samples to Nationwide Institute of Well being (NIH) for COVID-19 exams. Officers at FGS Polyclinic hospital and NIH mentioned that the authorities are clean about tracing the contact from the place the Polyclinic physician was contaminated with the virus.
“The infected doctor was not attending OPD for last one week,” mentioned officers.
Officers additionally knowledgeable that the physician doesn’t have any travelling historical past.
“FGS Polyclinic took risk of not closing the OPD. Resultantly, a doctor has been infected with the virus,” they mentioned.
“It’s a blind case from where he was infected,” mentioned officers.
Officers additionally mentioned that round 5,000 sufferers day by day go to OPD whereas the hospital workers was not supplied with Private Safety Gear well timed and at last the administration itself began manufacturing masks and sanitizers. Officers knowledgeable that the physician examined optimistic with COVID-19 was from GilgitBaltistan (GB) and residing within the hospital hostel.
“He has been shifted in the isolation ward of Polyclinic, but now all the staff is on risk,” mentioned officers.
The FGS Polyclinic has above 450 docs and round 800 paramedics. Spokesperson FGS Polyclinic Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed mentioned the physician discovered optimistic of COVID-19 was a trainee in Polyclinic and has accomplished its coaching.
He mentioned that it’s not recognized from the place he acquired the virus, nonetheless, the hostel has been sealed and all of his contacts have been quarantined. Polyclinic hospital spokesperson mentioned that round 25 individuals within the physician’s contact have been quarantined.
In the meantime, in-charge quarantine heart Dr. Siraj speaking to The Nation mentioned that just about 30 docs have been quarantined in I-9 heart of OGDCL.
He mentioned that samples of all docs are being despatched to NIH and reviews shall be obtained in two days and additional determination shall be taken after receiving of the reviews. He additionally mentioned that the contact historical past of the contaminated physician is unknown including that whole hospital must be examined for COVID-19.