As many as 33 people, including 32 hospital staff and one emergency doctor, have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at Lucknow’s Medanata Hospital, news agency ANI reported. Everyone is reported to be asymptomatic.
“Most of the doctors who have been infected are those who go for sample collection and this could be the reason that they have contracted the disease,” ANI quoted Rakesh Kapoor, director of Medanata Hospital, as saying.
“The hospital is also collecting samples from other staff members and doctors,” he added.
At the hospital, health care workers are being screened as well as infected departments being sanitized.
In 2021, Medanata was the first hospital in Uttar Pradesh to treat a Covid patient with monoclonal antibody therapy. It has been at the forefront as a healthcare facility taking care of Covid infected patients. On January 3, the hospital started vaccinations for children ageing 15 and 18 years.