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Delhi: Major hospital in Dilshad Garden shut after doctor tests COVID-19 positive

The doctor, who worked at Delhi State Cancer Hospital was tested positive after his brother had returned from the United Kingdom. Earlier, two mohalla clinic doctors were also tested positive for coronavirus and their patients are being traced.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 01, 2020 11:01 IST
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Government hospital doctor tested COVID-19 positive in Delhi

A Delhi government-run hospital in Dilshad Garden has been shut after a doctor was tested positive for novel coronavirus. According to the information received, the doctor was deployed at Delhi State Cancer Hospital and was tested positive after he developed symptoms for COVID-19. The brother of the doctor, who had returned from the UK, was previously found infected with the virus after which the samples of the doctor were collected. Authorities in the area have shut down the hospital's OPD, offices and laboratories to carry out sanitization wok.  

Officials are facing a challenging task of contact mapping after the Delhi doctor's coronavirus positive report. This is not the first case wherein doctors in the national capital have been tested positive for coronavirus. 

Earlier, two Mohalla Clinic doctors were tested positive with coronavirus in a single week. One of them was tested COVID-19 positive after he came in contact with a woman who returned from Saudi Arabia, at his clinic in northeast Delhi.

Along with the doctor, his wife and daughter also got infected.

Meanwhile, the other doctor in Babarpur's community clinic also tested positive with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.

Patients who were recently attended by the doctor are being tracked down and have been asked to self-quarantine themselves to avoid transmission.

So far, Delhi has reported nearly 100 COVID-19 positive cases.

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