AGENCIES, Mumbai: The Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai has been declared a containment zone by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after nearly 26 nurses and three doctors tested positive for COVID-19 in a span of one week, reported NDTV.
A probe has also been ordered to investigate the unprecedented spike in the number of cases and rapid spread of COVID-19 at the Wockhardt Hospital, officials said.
The administration has closed the entry and exit gates of the hospital until all the patients test negative twice consecutively, according to the report.
“It is unfortunate that such a big cluster of cases have come from a medical facility. They should have taken precautions,” said Suresh Kakani, the additional municipal commissioner, adding that a team led by the executive health officer has been set up to probe how the coronavirus spread among so many in a hospital setting.
While the nurses who tested positive for COVID-19 have been shifted to the hospital from their quarters in Vile Parle, two of the infected doctors are admitted in SevenHills and one in SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim. Swab samples of more than 270 hospital employees and some patients have been sent for tests.
The Wockhardt Hospital alone has reported 30 cases, which is more than many city wards and according to the data, only G-South and D wards have over 30 cases.