Pimpri: 92 hospital staff quarantined after accident victim tests positive for Coronavirus

Pune: As many as 42 doctors, nurses and 50 other staff members of DY Patil Medical College and Hospital in Pimpri were sent to quarantine on Monday, a day after a 32-year-old auto-rickshaw driver from Khadki Bazaar tested positive for Coronavirus while being treated for accident injuries.
According to the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) administration, the man had met with an accident and was rushed to medical college and hospital for treatment. The doctors performed an emergency surgery and kept him under observation for four days before he started showing COVID-19 symptoms.
He was shifted to PCMC-run YCM Hospital in Pimpri and his swab was tested which came positive on April 4.
PCMC Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar told UNI,’ As a precautionary step, we have taken swabs of 42 doctors, nurses and other staffs who came in contact with the patient during his treatment. The swabs have been sent for testing.”
He also clarified that the patient has no travel history to Delhi as being circulated on social media. ‘As per interaction with his family members, we have learnt that he has no Tablighi Jamaat connection and has not visited Delhi. As the patient is in ICU, we are not able to communicate with him’, Hardikar further informed.
DCP (Zone 4) Pankaj Deshmukh of Pune city police, under whose jurisdiction Khadki area comes, also denied any Tablighi Jamaat connection .
Khadki Cantonment Board CEO Pramod Kumar Singh said that 14 family members of the patient were also tested and their report has come negative. The building in which they lived has been sealed and the family has been quarantined at Cantonment stadium and they are being provided with all facilities there.
‘The state government doctor visited the premises and we sealed the building. The District Collector, state govt designated officers and doctors advised to follow containment plan. Accordingly, we sanitized the Khadki Bazaar area, and have started door to door survey for taking the contact history of corona positive family.
‘As per plan 3 km area need to be sealed and up to 5 km area is the buffer zone. Hence we started a survey in the core area which will be completed today. The remaining area survey will be done in the next 3 days,’ the Municipal Commissioner said.