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Balwant Singh’s Hospital: Coronavirus (Covid-19) patient visited facility; medical staff quarantined

Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital has disclosed that the female patient who died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation from novel coronavirus Covid-19 visited the facility before being admitted to the GPHC. The hospital claims that It has followed all proper safety protocols including having the medical staff who had contact with her quarantined. The private medical facility also recommends that persons who have visited the hospital since that time call the Ministry of Public Health’s Covid-19 Hotline at # 227-4986 or 624-3067.

The release reads as follows:

“Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital (DBSH) today disclosed that internal checks have revealed that the patient who died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) made a brief stop at the facility before going on to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

The patient was brought in by attendants and was being examined by a doctor in the Triage Area. The doctor after asking background questions and observing the symptoms being similar to those of the persons affected by COVID-19 immediately advised that the patient be taken to GPHC as DBSH does not have test kits for COVID-19 and therefore it was not possible to confirm the diagnosis.

In response, the Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital has identified all persons who may have been in contact with the patient during the brief stop and ensured that they are in quarantine and not on duty at the hospital. The persons in quarantine include the doctor who saw the patient, the nurses, and the attendants.

The Dr.  Balwant Singh’s Hospital is complying fully with the guidance being provided by the Ministry of Public Health since yesterday and is advising all of its patients to stay at home if they have the symptoms suggestive of COVID- 19 and to call the Hotlines 227-4986 or 624-3067.”

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