On Saturday, around 97 doctors and paramedics of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) tested positive with the novel coronavirus.
Sources at the hospital revealed that 97 health workers have been tested positive in the second wave of COVID-19.
As per the sources, 75 doctors, 12 nurses, and 10 other members of the PIMS staff have contracted the virus.
51 trainee doctors and 24 medical officers in the hospital have been infected with the virus.
According to sources, 13 and 2 nurses at the children’s hospital have been tested positive, whereas 5 doctors at the cardiac center and 5 others at the gynecology ward have contracted COVID-19.
Also, 12 nurses posted at various wards of the hospital have also been tested positive for novel coronavirus.
According to the details, the virus has surged due to a fall in temperatures while the patients visiting are also not following the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The PIMS staff infected with the virus have been quarantined at homes.
Earlier the hospital officials said that the non-implementation of SOPs at a hospital can lead to the spread of the virus spread. They further warned that the Outpatient Departments (OPDs) will be closed if the cases surge further.
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