Jaipur: SMS Hospital is the leading medical facility in Rajasthan for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The employees and medical staff of the hospital themselves are at the receiving end of the virus. As many as 23 people from the hospital including a doctor working in microbiology department have tested positive for coronavirus. Most of these people live in Ramganj which continues to be the epicentre for the virus spread.
According to preliminary reports, those who tested positive include a microbiology department doctor, 5 people working in drug distribution centre, 7 ward boys, 3 guards, 2 sanitation workers, 2 trolly men, 1 ward lady, 1 computer operator, and 1 machinic. All these people were already in home quarantine as they live in Ramganj area. Samples had been taken a couple of days ago and sent for examination before they were to report for duty. The report confirmed that they were infected with the virus.
Jaipur continues to be the hot spot for the virus in Rajasthan with more than 2000 cases reported so far. Over 102 cases were reported in 12 hours till 9 am on Wednesday. Of them, 28 were from Jaipur. Jodhpur has reported 1667 cases so far, while Udaipur 566.