Express News Service
VELLORE: Over 200 medical staff at the Christian Medical College (CMC) Hospital in Vellore have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Vellore Corporation City Health Officer Dr. T Manivannan.
An official from the hospital confirmed the cluster, which includes doctors and nurses, to TNIE, but said the exact figures are yet to be ascertained.
“Given the strength of the staff, these are negligible cases. If a staff or patient shows symptoms, they are tested, quarantined and sent to the hospital or home-isolated based on the severity of the case. An exclusive Covid ward has been set up. Though we have a high number of cases, the need for ICUs is less,” the official added.
The hospital has temporarily stopped online booking for treatments, outpatient (OP) visits and other non-emergency treatments and surgeries. Only emergency services are provided. Vellore Corporation on Friday categorised Babu Rao street near the CMC as a containment zone as at least six persons from the street, who were being treated at the hospital, have tested infected.