JPMC doctor, patient test positive for Covid-19

Over 12 people, including six gynaecologists, have reportedly been infected with coronavirus at JPMC so far


​ Our Correspondent May 09, 2020
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KARACHI: A doctor and a patient admitted in the gynaecology ward at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

The patient had been admitted to the ward five days ago and was screened for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the doctor was directed to quarantine herself at her apartment in the JMPC hostel, where she lives with three other doctors.

Over 12 people, including six gynaecologists, have reportedly been infected with coronavirus at JPMC so far, while the family members of one of the doctors was also affected. However, JPMC obstetrics and gynaecology chief Dr Khadija Bano claimed that only one doctor in the department has tested positive for the virus so far.  She further said that coronavirus screening tests had been made mandatory for patients being admitted to the gynaecology department for surgery.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2020.