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Kathmandu Medical College sealed

Kathmandu Medical College sealed


Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital in Sinamangal has been shut for an indefinite interval after two of its well being staff contracted COVID-19.

The hospital’s Medical Director Dr Mukunda Raj Joshi issuing a discover in the present day, knowledgeable that the hospital could be closed for indefinite interval for disinfection. Two sufferers and two well being staff on the hospital examined constructive for coronavirus.

The hospital’s emergency ward has additionally been shut until additional discover. “We would wish 24 to 48 hours to disinfect the hospital earlier than resuming service,” stated a hospital supply.

The hospital refuted the Ministry of Health and Population’s assertion that 4 medical skilled of the hospital had contracted the virus.

A health care provider working on the hospital stated {that a} affected person who had undergone neurosurgery within the hospital round eight days in the past had contracted the virus.

“We requested the federal government to check the affected person for the virus earlier than operation, however the authorities didn’t acted promptly and we couldn’t wait,” stated a physician on situation of anonymity.

The identical affected person was transferred to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital after he examined constructive for COVID-19. The affected person succumbed to the virus in the present day, changing into the ninth affected person to die because of the virus within the nation.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 4, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.



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