For the third time in a month, hospital workers had to be quarantined because a patient failed to mention close contact with a person positive for covid-19. The obstetrics-Gynecology service at the San Juan de Dios Hospital is “decimated.”
This medical center treated a pregnant woman on July 5th. Three days earlier, a patient came in for a caesarean section. Both concealed closeness to an infected person. Because of this, the hospital had to isolate 21 officials.
In total, 319 workers from that hospital have been isolated on suspicion of having been infected and 75 workers were diagnosed in the recent days. 7.6% of the hospital’s employees are either isolated or positive. The hardest hit service is surgery. 36 employees are in isolation pending results and 34 others tested positive. 13 of 15 operating rooms had to close. Only two surgical teams are working.
On Tuesday afternoon, it happened again. A pregnant woman received medical attention at the Max Peralta Hospital. She did not report that her husband was positive when screened at the entrance. It wasn’t until after treatment that she said she couldn’t stay in the hospital because her husband was sick. She then tested positive and three officials from the Gynecology External Consultation were forced into isolation. The same patient was treated the day before for an ultrasound so the doctor and nurse that treated her then were also sent home to isolation.