Two nurses among 4 new Covid cases

Two nurses among 4 new Covid cases

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 23

With four new patients reported in Jalandhar today, the district tally has reached 222. Two of the new patients are health workers, female nurses aged 22 and 27 years, from the Civil Hospital as well as a private hospital and the other two are males, aged 55 and 30 years. One of them is a resident of Dada Colony in Jalandhar. Both nurses hail from Hoshiarpur and Gursdapur, respectively. However, both were infected while treating Covid patients.

The Civil Hospital nurse was infected while treating a female Covid patient, now deceased, at the hospital. While the private hospital nurse was infected while treating a Bhogpur-based patient.

Jalandhar Nodal Officer Dr TP Singh said: “Both nurses were tested positive while treating Covid patients. Their contact tracing is being done by the health authorities.”

1 tests positive in Phagwara

Phagwara: A 65-year-old resident of New Sukhchain Nagar was tested positive on Friday. She was sent to the isolation ward of the Civil Hospital, Kapurthala.

SMO Kamal Kishore said the woman went for medical treatment at a private hospital in Jalandhar where she was tested positive for Covid.

The team of the Health Department sealed the area and all six other family members of the woman had been home quarantined and their samples were sent for testing today.

Meanwhile, the Phillaur administration on Thursday evening sealed a street in Talwann village after a resident tested positive for coronavirus.

DSP Davinder Singh Attri said a 62-year-old resident had been shifted to the Jalandhar Civil Hospital after he was tested positive. The victim had gone to a Jalandhar hospital for his check-up where he was tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, members of Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee, Punjab, headed by its president advocate Kuldip Bhatti, today distributed ration kits among needy families at nearby Nangal village. — OC

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