The increasing number of Delhi doctors with virus diseases underscores a shortage of protective gear even at top medical hospitals.
Two occupant doctors at Safdarjung Hospital are tested positive this week, taking the case tally among specialists in the capital to six.
One of the two Safdarjung specialists is a part of the Covid-19 (the disease brought about by the virus) unit and is thought to have gotten the infection from a patient while on duty, hospital sources disclosed it.
The other doctor, a third-year postgraduate student in the biochemistry division, as of late made a trip to Dubai, the sources said.
Both are currently getting treatment at Safdarjung’s isolation ward. Their contacts are being followed.
‘LEAVE EVERYTHING, PROTECT US’
A specialist at a Maujpur community clinic – the first to be contaminated in Delhi – got the infection from one of his patients on March 12, as indicated by legitimate Delhi government records.
The risk of getting the sickness from patients has pushed doctors to request better-quality protective gear and adequate supply.
A Safdarjung resident specialist who addressed India Today TV complained of a lack of such gear and asked the government to concentrate its efforts on protecting human services safely.
“Nurses are additionally neglected. The legislature should leave everything at this moment and focus on protecting the clinical organization first since we need to defend the nation from this pandemic.”
“EVEN WE HAVE FAMILIES”
A few doctors and medical attendants from Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital have surrendered after griping about lacking and low-quality PPEs.
“We have been hailing the issue of lack and low quality of PPEs, however even hospital specialists can’t support the situation,” one junior resident specialist from the hospital, said.
“We are battling the deadly infection on the bleeding edge. The administration ought to organize saving us,” the doctor said. “Even we have families.”