New Delhi: The nine-month-pregnant wife of a resident doctor in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday tested positive for the deadly coronavirus days before she is due for delivery. The resident doctor had tested positive earlier today. Also Read - IAS Officer Who Got Just 24 in Chemistry in Class 12 Shares His Old CBSE Score, Says 'Life is Much More Than Board Results'
While the doctor of the Physiology Department of AIIMS was admitted to the new private ward for evaluation and testing, his wife, also a resident doctor at the hospital, has been shifted to a different isolation ward. Her delivery will take place at AIIMS. Also Read - CBSE Clas 10 Results 2020: Pass Percentage Increases, 1.85 Lakh Students Scored 90% And Above | Top Developments
Officials are still trying to find out the source of the infection, although they confirmed that the doctor has no history of foreign travel. Also Read - Shakuntala Devi Trailer Out: Vidya Balan Aces The Role of Genius Mathematician Gracefully- Watch
However, increased efforts have been put in to trace people who came in contact with the man after he said he had attended a farewell ceremony at work where eight more doctors were present.
Speaking to news agency ANI, the hospital staff said, “We will take all precautions to deliver the baby and proper treatment protocol would be followed by doctors here. They will wear PPE and all equipment will be disinfected.”
Earlier on Wednesday, three doctors in Delhi had tested positive – two from the Safdarjung hospital, located opposite AIIMS and the other doctor from Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hospital.
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old woman from Kargil village in Ladakh, that comes under the ‘red zone’ of coronavirus, delivered a baby boy under quarantine. Both, the mother and the child were found in good health.