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Over 50 Health Workers In Chennai Test Covid Positive


Over 50 Health Workers In Chennai Test Covid Positive

The well being division stated all of the doctorsand well being staff are secure. (File)

Chennai:

Greater than 50 medical doctors and well being staff at three important authorities medical faculty Covid hospitals in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai have examined constructive for COVID-19.

On the Stanley medical faculty in north Chennai, a minimum of 30 college students who had gone on a visit to Ooty and Coorg examined constructive for coronavirus. In the identical campus, two post-graduate medical doctors and 14 different workers members, together with seven nurses, have additionally been contaminated.

“All are underneath quarantine and remoted. They’re protected. All their contacts too have been recognized and will probably be remoted if they’re constructive,” Virudhagiri, a medical pupil at Stanley faculty, stated.

On the Kilpauk Medical School hospital within the coronary heart of town, a minimum of 12 medical doctors have examined constructive for the virus over the past one week.

Final month, a minimum of 50 well being staff at Chennai’s Rajiv Gandhi Authorities Medical hospital had been contaminated.

“Most necessary and worrisome is that at Rajiv Gandhi Authorities Medical hospital when a diabetic affected person was operated for a foot ulcer, his check end result turned out to be S gene drop out. 7 undergraduate medical residents (CRRI) college students, seven nursing college students, three nurses and staff additionally examined constructive. 42 had the S gene drop out,” Tamil Nadu well being secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan stated.

The RT-PCR technique detects particular genes within the coronavirus, comparable to Spike (S), to substantiate the presence of the virus. In the case of Omicron, because the S gene is closely mutated, a number of the primers could result in outcomes indicating the absence of the S gene (known as S gene drop out).

The well being division stated all of the medical doctors and well being staff are secure and underneath statement. It denied that the unfold of the virus amongst well being staff had impacted therapy of sufferers.

Tamil Nadu reported 8,981 new COVID-19 instances on Friday. Chennai, Coimbatore, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur accounted for a majority of the brand new instances with the state capital alone including 4,531 instances.

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