42 doctors, paramedics test COVID positive at GMC Srinagar, associate hospitals

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A COVID positive patient being monitored at Healthcare centre in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

Srinagar: At least forty-two doctors and paramedics of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar and its associated hospitals tested positive for COVID on Saturday.

An official told Kashmir News Observer that 42 doctors and paramedics tested positive for COVID on Saturday.

Officials said that around 130 doctors and 120 paramedical staff from SMHS, LD hospital, Super Speciality Hospital Shireen Bagh, and other associated hospitals have tested positive for COVID in the last 15 days.

He said that with more doctors and paramedics testing positive, “it is becoming a challenging situation to deal with the virus.”

“Despite the cases have increased generally, hospital admissions haven’t increased proportionally as most cases are mild and don’t need hospitalization,” an official said.


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