4 doctors and a nurse from Manipur tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday
4 doctors and a nurse from Manipur tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday|EastMojo image

Manipur: 4 doctors, 1 nurse test COVID-19 positive in Bishnupur; PHC closed

4 doctors and 1 nurse, who test positive for coronavirus, are staff of Leimapokpam PHC, says Bishnupur chief medical officer Dr L Gojendra Singh

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Imphal: At least five medical professionals, including four doctors and one nurse, were infected with COVID-19 in Manipur’s Bishnupur district on Saturday.

According to the chief medical officer of Bishnupur, Dr L Gojendra Singh, four doctors and one nurse who tested positive for the coronavirus are staff of the primary health center (PHC) at Leimapokpam.

As a precautionary measure, Leimapokpam PHC has been temporarily closed until further notice, the official said.

All those patients who visited the health centre between August 2 and 7 have been instructed to send their details, including name, age, address and contact number to mobile number 8794873973 and 9436033708 through WhatsApp or SMS.

Meanwhile, strict home quarantine for those who had visited the health centre for six days has been instructed by the CMO.

On Friday, six more fresh cases for COVID-19 positive were reported in Bishnupur, taking the total active cases in the district to 17.

The total number of confirmed positive cases in Manipur now stands at 3,466, of which 1,530 are active and 1,926 have recovered so far.

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