Pune: The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared the Wockhardt Hospital near Mumbai Central a containment zone after at least 29 staff, including three doctors and 26 nurses, were found Novel Coronavirus positive, officials said here on Tuesday.
The infections reportedly happened after two COVID-19 patients and two suspected cases were shifted here from the Kasturba Hospital a fortnight ago.
While the two patients were kept in the isolation ward, the two suspect cases were kept with other patients in the ICU, from where the infection may have spread.
The hospital has several employees from Kerala, leading to a senior Congress leader from the southern state, Ramesh Chennithala, to tweet, “Called Maharashtra Health Minister Shri Rajesh Tope seeking urgent intervention to ensure safety of 40 Covid19 positive Malayalee nurses working at a pvt hospital in Mumbai.”
Mr Chennithala is the Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly.
Last week, two nurses serving in the ICU tested positive and then the infections spread quickly, affecting nearly 29 people, including three doctors