Now, dengue cases among SevenHills Hospital nurses | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Nearly eight to ten health workers from SevenHills Hospital in Andheri have been infected with dengue in the last month. Hospital authorities confirmed that at least three are undergoing treatment at present but denied there was an outbreak.
SevenHills is a ‘Dedicated Covid Hospital’ and continues to admit more than 50 patients daily. Sources said that as many as 5-6 cases were reported from a single apartment of nurses about three weeks ago. Dr Balkrishna Adsul, dean of SevenHills, said that none of them had serious ailments and all could be diagnosed and treated on time. “Some of them have recovered and resumed work,” he said. Of the three admitted currently, two are suspected and one is a confirmed case of dengue.
Rajan Naringrekar, chief insecticide officer, said they had received a call from the hospital a fortnight ago to carry out fumigation and detect mosquito breeding sites. “We had taken the necessary steps. We will be carrying out an inspection again,” he said. Mumbai usually witnesses a rise in dengue infection in August and September. Naringrekar said that there is a special team for SevenHills who constantly fumigate the premises and inspect breeding spots since Covid patients are admitted there.


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