Telangana: 32 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Osmania Medical College affiliated hospitals
The Telangana-Junior Doctors Association (T-JUDA) has said that 32 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Osmania Medical College affiliated hospitals.
"32 working doctors have been tested positive for coronavirus till now. As COVID-19 cases are increasing day by day in our state especially in the GHMC area and also nearly 32 Doctors tested positive in Osmania Medical College affiliated hospitals (many tests reports awaited)," Uma Nagendra Vishnu, President, T-JUDA said.
"We have requested the Health Department to continue self-imposed quarantine roster duties to all healthcare workers to avoid exposure and to maintain reserve workforce but with at least 7 days self imposed quarantine duration," he stated.
Vishnu further said that the Telangana government had issued a circular and a committee was constituted to provide accommodation to willing healthcare workers.
"Many healthcare workers are afraid of their family members getting infected and are requesting accommodation as per the circular. Hence, we requested the Health Department to provide accommodation to willing healthcare workers. PPE kits and N-95 masks provided for duty are of poor quality and are intermittently and insufficiently supplied," he stated.
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