Doctors of Delhi’s Mohalla Clinic in Babarpur and Maujpur have been tested positive for Coronavirus. The authorities have asked patients who visited the clinic at the Janta Mazdoor Colony and Mohanpuri area of Maujpur between March 12 and 20, to self-quarantine.
The notice from Shahdara District Magistrate has been put around the clinic, saying the doctor has been tested positive for Coronavirus. People have been asked to report if they develop any symptoms for the same.
This is the second time a Mohalla clinical doctor has been infected with the viral infection in the same are. As per government, Doctors of all Mohalla clinics have been given advisory to take care from coronavirus. Simultaneously Mohalla clinics are also being sanitised.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Shahdara had last week ordered that all those who visited or were present at Mohalla Clinic in Mohanpuri area of Maujpur between March 12 and March 18 to stay in home quarantine for 15 days. The chain of infection at Maujpur started with a woman who returned from Saudi Arabia on March 10, and visited the clinic with symptoms of COVID-19. The doctor was exposed to the virus when the 38-year-old woman visited the clinic on March 12, according to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Five days later, she tested positive. That day, the doctor was also admitted in hospital.
Five more persons had tested positive for the virus from direct contact with the woman – her mother, brother and two daughters, and a relative who picked her up from the Delhi airport on her arrival. Some 74 persons in her neighbourhood are also under watch.
Mohalla clinics are community health centres set up by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi mainly for the economically weaker.
More Information on Mohalla Clinics in Delhi here.