IIMS has been at the centre of government's effort against the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo Credit: File Photo)
A resident doctor of All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi has tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to sources. The doctor, who works in the Physiology Department, has been admitted to the new private ward for further evaluation and multiple testing. The case is currently in non-clinical stage. His family and close contacts are also being screened for COVID-19. As India's premier healthcare facility, AIIMS has been at the centre of government's effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, two resident doctors of the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi had tested positive for coronavirus infection, official sources said on Wednesday. One of them, who is part of the team treating COVID-19 patients at the hospital, is believed to have contracted the disease during the course of duty, they said. According to sources, the female resident doctor, a third-year post-graduate student of the biochemistry department, who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus had recently travelled abroad.
Both of them showed symptoms of COVID-19 and their test results came out positive two days ago. They are now undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the Safdarjung hospital.
"All the doctors and staff who had come in contact with them have been tested. So far, none of the contacts has tested positive for coronavirus infection," they said, adding all of them have been asked to monitor their health. (With PTI Inputs)