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Mohalla clinic doctor in Delhi tests COVID-positive: 2nd case

Before the doctor at the mohalla clinic of Babarpur, the one in Maujpur, which also is in north-east Delhi, had tested coronavirus-positive

Another mohalla clinic doctor in Delhi government service has tested coronavirus-positive. This mohalla clinic is situated in the Babarpur area of north-east Delhi. Now the administration has put up a notice in the area warning of the contagion. The notice says any patient or people who have visited the clinic between 12 March and 20 March should remain in self-quarantine at home for the next 15 days.

When the doctor showed symptoms of coronavirus, he was examined. The result has arrived today.

After the test result, the medical staff of the clinic, as well as the doctor and his family, have been isolated separately.

2nd case of infection in a mohalla clinic doctor

Earlier, the doctor of the mohalla clinic in Maujpur area of ​​north-east Delhi had tested coronavirus-positive. A woman patient, who had returned from Dubai, had infected him.

Thereafter, the doctor also infected his wife and daughter. After this incident, all the Mohalla clinics in Delhi were closed for two days.

Mohalla clinics, a flagship programme of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, are primary health centres in Delhi, which offer a basic package of essential health services including medicines, diagnostics, and consultation free of cost. The Delhi government first set up a mohalla clinic in 2015. The AAP government is far from achieving its target of setting up 1,000 such clinics in the capital city, the deadline for which was the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election.

Now, the number of coronavirus patients in Delhi has reached close to 100, of whom two people have died while five have recovered and gone home.

The number of coronavirus patients reached 1,400 across the country today. Among them, 40 have lost their lives while more than 140 people have recovered. Around 38,000 people have died of coronavirus worldwide, and that is a censored figure because the actual casualty in Wuhan of China is not known due to the iron curtain of the communist regime of Beijing.

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