New Delhi: The Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai’s Agripada area was temporarily shut down on Monday after 26 nurses and three doctors tested positive for coronavirus. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had declared the hospital as a containment zone on Sunday.
While the OPD and emergency services have been suspended, the canteen has been kept operational for the staffers and patients. There will be no more admissions to the hospital, officials said.
According to BMC additional municipal commissioner (health) Suresh Kakani, the hospital has been sealed and the staffers will not be allowed to go out of the complex until they test negative twice for coronavirus.
As per reports, around 270 nurses and patients are currently under observation.
“It is the fault of the hospital administration that they didn’t take precautionary measures, due to which nearly 300 staffers have been quarantined. We have also set up a team to probe how the virus spread among so many people in a hospital setting,” Kakani was quoted as saying by media reports.
A probe has been launched to investigate the rise in COVID-19 cases in the hospital.
Mumbai has been one of the worst-hit cities in the country. So far, the city has reported 30 deaths out of a total of 45 in the state of Maharashtra.