Delhi’s AIIMS Becomes Coronavirus Hotspot, 479 Positive Cases Found
New Delhi : 1,359 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in Delhi on Thursday, with this, number of infected in the national capital has crossed 25 thousand. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has become a ‘hotspot’ of coronavirus infection. Here 479 people have been found corona positive, including employees and their relatives. According to sources, a total of 479 people were found corona positive on 30 May. The source said, these include two faculty members, 17 resident doctors, 38 nursing staff, 74 security personnel and 54 sanitation workers.
These include 14 labs, X-rays and other technical staff, and the number of other dependents, ie, the families of the employees of the hospital or their relatives, is 193. Sources also said that AIIMS has extended its test. According to sources, AIIMS has started testing most patients before admission to wards and OT.
A new rapid test, called CBNAAT, which gives results in two hours, is now available at AIIMS. This can help reduce the risk of health workers in hospitals. Very few patients have been tested with symptoms in the last month and before. Many patients in wards have been found positive in view of symptoms.
He also said that the new machine for testing is also available to the emergency department, so that emergency patients can be tested. The source said that it is very likely that this number is because AIIMS has resources and care resources for its employees and is also capable of increasing its testing. The source also said that different types of masks should also be provided.
Princess Amrit Kaur, a senior hygiene supervisor posted at the OPD on May 25 in AIIMS, died of COVID-19. Apart from this, on 22 May, a mess worker working in an AIIMS kitchen was also died due to this disease.
The infection in AIIMS is spreading so much that now a long line of testing has started. On an average, more than one hundred staff and their families are reaching out for investigation every day. The situation is that there is a long wait for tests. It is being told that the infection of COVID -19 has reached the Residential Campus of AIIMS Staff in Ayurvigyan Nagar.