Senior doctor at Pune hospital tests positive for COVID-19

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A doctor in a protective chamber | Representational Image/P. Ravikumar/Reuters

A 52-year-old senior doctor from Pune’s Sassoon General Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Saturday.

Sassoon Hospital is the designated COVID-19 critical care center in Maharashtra’s Pune city and so far, over 40 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported from the state-run facility.

He is a senior doctor who attended to COVID-19 patients at Sassoon. A couple of days ago, he complained of breathlessness and got himself admitted to the hospital. – an official from the hospital said.

The doctor’s test results came out positive on Thursday night and his condition remains stable, he said.

High-risk contacts of the doctor have been traced and quarantined, the official said.

Recently, three nurses working in the isolation ward also tested positive for the infection.

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