338 Resident Doctors In Maharashtra Test Covid-19 Positive

More than 100 doctors were reported positive and have been treated in quarantine centers across Delhi's four major hospitals.

Health workers in PPE kits examine Covid-19 patients. (ANI Photo)

Mumbai: In Maharashtra a total of 338 resident doctors from various hospitals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last four days, said President of Maharashtra State Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), Dr Avinash Dahiphale.

Doctors and other medical staff all around the country are getting exposed to this highly transmissible covid-19 wave that has taken India in its grips now. Doctors get exposed to infections mostly and as the cases are rising at good pace, country needs doctors to treat patients. On January 5th, more than 100 doctors were reported positive and have been treated in quarantine centers across Delhi’s four major hospitals.

On January 4th, around 50 doctors of AIIMS Delhi were reported positive and were kept in isolation and observations. Causing shortage of medical staffs, AIIMS Delhi, had to cancel the official winter break between 5th January to 10 January for all the faculty doctors of the hospital.

The country is currently witnessing a huge surge in covid-19 cases. On January 6th state of Maharashtra itself reported 36,265 new overall cases, 13 deaths and 8,907 discharges. The state also detected 79 fresh Omicron cases, taking the tally to 876, including 381 recoveries. The active cases in the state crossed the 1 lakh mark and rose to 1,14,847.

Mumbai alone crossed the 20,000-mark of COVID-19 cases as it recorded 20,181 new infections. The city also reported four deaths due to the virus, while the active caseload rose to 79,260. Dharavi in Mumbai reported 107 new COVID-19 infection, taking the tally to 7,626, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

On January 5th, Mumbai reported 15,166 fresh COVID-19 cases, witnessing a nearly 40 per cent increase in daily infections as the city reported 10,860 on January 4th. The financial capital had also reported three deaths.

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