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Hospital loses 24 staff to quarantine after infected patient withholds information

By The Nation

 

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The failure of a patient to make full disclosure of her condition has led to 24 medical personnel at Bang Len Hospital in Nakhon Pathom province being quarantined.

 

A female patient, 56, received medical treatment from Bang Len Hospital for cough on March 27 but she did not inform the doctors that she was at risk of being infected with Covid-19.

 

Her daughter later told the doctors on March 28 that she had made contact with another Covid-19 patient and the hospital found that she was infected.

 

The hospital ordered 14 days self-quarantine for the 24 personnel who had made contact with the patient.

 

Bang Len Hospital decided to close its outpatient ward for 30 days to sanitise the zone and will only accept emergency cases.

 

Nakhon Pathom has 15 cases of Covid-19 but only 11 remain in the hospitals.

 

Source: http://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385129

 

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Nakhon Pathom has 15 cases of Covid-19 but only 11 remain in the hospitals.

 

  Is that a joke? Only 11 out of 15 is a pretty high number. 

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I think the keyword here is vigilant. I think we all are expecting the hospitals to treat all symptomatic patients as carriers.

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4 minutes ago, exparte said:

I think the keyword here is vigilant. I think we all are expecting the hospitals to treat all symptomatic patients as carriers.

Probably even safer to treat all incoming patients a possible positives.

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I had reason to go to our local, private hospital last week where I am well known.   It took ages for me to convince them that i had no virus symptoms and was there for something completely different.

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Protection 101, presume that all patients are positive.

Same reasoning within gay community in may western countries slowed the transmission of HIV and instilled a culture of community safety. "If its not on>>Its not on" This stopped transmission to nurses and doctors in most cases. STANDARD PRECAUTIONS

 

Surely health care workers treating a client with a "cough" should have been alerted and where were their PPE??
This is medical incompetence.

 

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