PGI nurs­ing of­fi­cer among 7 fresh Covid cases in Chandi­garh

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - CHANDIGARH - HT Correspond­ent chandi­garh@hin­dus­tan­

CHANDI­GARH: A 26-year-old nurs­ing of­fi­cer of Post Grad­u­ate In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Education and Re­search (PGIMER) is among seven peo­ple who tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19 in Chandi­garh on Tues­day, tak­ing the to­tal num­ber of con­firmed cases in the Union Ter­ri­tory to 418. As many as 90 of these cases are still ac­tive.

The nurse is a res­i­dent of Sec­tor 38 West and was posted at the Emer­gency OPD of the hos­pi­tal. After de­vel­op­ing symp­toms, she was sam­pled on Mon­day evening and shifted to the Covid ward. She sus­pects to have got the in­fec­tion from a pa­tient in the emer­gency ward, who later tested pos­i­tive.

Two of her work­place con­tacts — a ju­nior res­i­dent and staff nurse — have been quar­an­tined while her three fam­ily con­tacts have been sam­pled.

Ac­cord­ing to health of­fi­cials, around 20 health­care pro­fes­sion­als have con­tracted the in­fec­tion while work­ing at the PGIMER, Gov­ern­ment Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hos­pi­tal, Sec­tor 32, and Gov­ern­ment Multi Spe­cialty Hos­pi­tal, Sec­tor 16. At the PGIMER, three nurses and five ward at­ten­dants have tested pos­i­tive so far


The re­main­ing cases in­clude a 48-year-old woman from Mauli Ja­gran. She is un­der­go­ing treat­ment at the GMSH, Sec­tor 16. Mauli Ja­gran has seen a spike in cases after 12 mem­bers of a fam­ily and their two com­mu­nity con­tacts were found in­fected on June 20. A preg­nant woman from the lo­cal­ity, who was tested be­fore de­liv­ery, was also found in­fected on June 21.

Other pa­tients found Covid-19 pos­i­tive are a 29-year-old woman of Sec­tor 38; two men, aged 27 and 53, and a woman, aged 24, of Sec­tor 29; and a 30-year-old res­i­dent of Sec­tor 22. Most of them have con­tact his­tory.


Four mem­bers of a fam­ily tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19 in Mohali on Tues­day, tak­ing the district’s count to 226. The pa­tients — two men, aged 36 and 43, be­sides a 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl — live in Sec­tor 91.

Civil sur­geon Dr Man­jit Singh said the fam­ily had re­cently re­turned from Hi­machal Pradesh, where they came in con­tact with an in­fected per­son. Three peo­ple were also dis­charged, tak­ing the num­ber of re­cov­ered pa­tients to 171.

In Panchkula, a 67-year-old res­i­dent of Sec­tor 7 has tested pos­i­tive. Health au­thor­i­ties said he was on dial­y­sis and was sam­pled at a pri­vate lab. The district’s to­tal count has reached 97.

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