COVID-19 cases reported at NICVD Sukkur
SUKKUR: A doctor and surgical staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Sukkur, ARY News reported.
Hospital sources confirmed that a heart surgeon and surgical staff had tested positive for the COVID-19. The doctor and the staff have been quarantined at homes, the sources added.
Meanwhile, the NICVD administration, as a precautionary measure, suspended all the scheduled surgeries at the hospital till further orders. Till now only the emergency ward is operational and angioplasties are being carried out.
Major surgeries have been suspended.
Earlier on October 26 as many as 71 healthcare staff working at PIMS hospital Islamabad had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus in 30 days.
Sources privy to the development had said, 54 doctors, 10 nurses and seven non-medical staff of PIMS had contracted coronavirus.
The doctors and the staff working in Cardiac centre, Dylasis centre, Urology, Surgical Healthcare workers, Emergency, Blood bank and Medical wards had been infected with the virus.