Operation of Covid infected pregnant ladies

Operation of Covid infected pregnant ladies

27 persons including 5 doctors quarantined at Florence and Shifa Hospitals

Srinagar, June 4: At least 27 persons including 5 doctors were quarantined after two pregnant ladies from South Kashmir were operated at Florence and Shifa Hospitals in Srinagar. Both these pregnant ladies were found positive for Covid-19 after their deliveries.

At least 9 health professionals including 3 doctors were quarantined after doctors operated an Covid-19 pregnant lady in Florence Hospital Chanapora here in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

After the reports, a police party rushed to hospital and advised authorities to follow Covid-19 protocol while locals demand action against the doctors who admitted a Covid-19 patient and operated her without any prior test.

Sources told news agency KNT that a pregnant lady from South Kashmir’s Shopian district was admitted at Florence Hospital and operated by doctors. “How the hospital allowed admission to this Covid-19 patient without checking her Covid-19 report,” asked locals.

The lady was quickly shifted to Covid-19 designated JVC hospital on Thursday morning. “Yes, a lady infected with Covid-19 was brought here,” a doctor told KNT adding that under Covid-19 protocol this is not permissible. There are proper guidelines to test any pregnant woman for Coronavirus before she is admitted in the hospital.

When contacted, authorities at Florence Hospital told KNT that it was an emergency case and doctors had no option but to operate her. “Nine health professionals including three doctors have been quarantined after the incident,” they said.

Meanwhile, similar incident has been reported from Shifa Medical Centre located in Magarmal Bagh Srinagar.

Shortly after a pregnant lady from South Kashmir’s Shopian district delivered a baby in Operation Theater, attendants received a phone call that her test has been found positive. This created panic there as a result 18 persons including two doctors were quarantined.

Director Shifa Medical Centre, Dr Gulzar told KNT that a Surgeon got a pregnant lady from Shopian admitted in the hospital. “It was an emergency case. The lady gave birth to a baby and shortly after the delivery, we came to known the lady has been found positive. Eighteen persons including the Surgeon who had brought this lady to hospital were quarantined,” he said. (KNT)


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