COVID-19 pandemic

33 more infected in Ludhiana district

Four healthcare workers, two staff nurses contract virus

33 more infected in Ludhiana district

ADCP-I Deepak Pareek takes stock of the situation in one of the containment zones of Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 4

Today, 33 more tested positive for Covid-19 in the district. The number of cases in Ludhiana has reached 993.

Four healthcare workers, a woman from Mohar Singh Nagar, a 42-year-old man from BRS Nagar, a man from Centra Greens on Pakhowal Road and 53-year-old man from Omaxe Royal, Pakhowal Road, are among the cases reported today. Two staff nurses working at private hospitals from Lamma village and Doraha have also contracted virus.

The contacts of Covid patients testing positive today belong to Talwara village, Sargodha Colony, Rishi Nagar, Janakpuri, Gurdev Nagar, Dhandari Khurd, Industrial Area A, Miller Ganj and Sham Nagar.

Five persons with influenza-like illness who tested positive are from Ranjodh Park in Haibowal, BRS Nagar, Ayali Kalan, Aggar Nagar and Model Town Extension.

Two cases were reported from Ashok Nagar (micro containment zone) and Islam Ganj, which is part of a containment zone.

The other positive cases are from Civil Lines, Ram Nagar, Mullanpur, Janakpuri, Guru Nanak Nagar, Gill village and Baba Than Singh Chowk.

High drama over poor cleanliness at hospital

High drama was witnessed at Mother and Child Hospital, Vardhman, where Covid-19 patients protested poor sanitation in the Covid wards.

A patient said the bed sheets were not changed regularly and the condition of pillows was extremely bad.

“Dust has gathered all around in the ward as sweeping and mopping is not done regularly. Besides, the condition of bathrooms is really bad. Amidst such conditions, even a healthy person will fall ill,” he said.

Officiating SMO Ajit Singh said some patients were to be shifted to the second floor but they went upstairs before everything there could be cleaned.

“We ensure that everything is cleaned before the patients are shifted,” he said.

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