Balwant Singh’s Hospital: Doctor, nurses quarantined after contact with Coronavirus victim

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The Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital has revealed that a doctor, nurses and attendants were in contact with the 52-year-old woman who tested positive and died of the Coronavirus on Wednesday at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

A statement from the private hospital on Thursday noted that the woman, who had diabetes and hypertension, made a brief stop at the hospital during which she was examined by a doctor in the Triage Area.

According to the statement, the doctor after asking background questions and observing the symptoms being similar to those of the persons affected by COVID-19, immediately advised that the patient be taken to GPHC as the private hospital does not have test kits for the virus.

“In response, the Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital has identified all persons who may have been in contact with the patient during the brief stop and ensured that they are in quarantine and not on duty at the hospital. The persons in quarantine include the doctor who saw the patient, the nurses, and the attendants,” the private hospital noted.

See their full statement below:

PATIENT WHO DIED FROM COVID-19 MADE BRIEF STOP AT DR. BALWANT SINGH’S HOSPITAL INC.

–        Doctor, nurses and , attendants  who had contact with the patient quarantined

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, THURSDAY, 12TH MARCH, 2020:Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital (DBSH) today disclosed that internal checks have revealed that the patient who died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) made a brief stop at the facility before going on to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

The patient was brought in by attendants and was being examined by a doctor in the Triage Area. The doctor after asking background questions and observing the symptoms being similar to those of the persons affected by COVID-19 immediately advised that the patient be taken to GPHC as DBSH does not have test kits for COVID-19 and therefore it was not possible to confirm the diagnosis

In response, the Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital has identified all persons who may have been in contact with the patient during the brief stop and ensured that they are in quarantine and not on duty at the hospital. The persons in quarantine include the doctor who saw the patient, the nurses, and the attendants.

The Dr.  Balwant Singh’s Hospital is complying fully with the guidance being provided by the Ministry of Public Health since yesterday and is advising all of its patients to stay at home if they have the symptoms suggestive of COVID- 19 and to call the Hotlines 227-4986 or 624-3067.

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