Singapore: Tan Discuss Seng Hospital will redirect all non-fatal A&E instances to different hospitals, as a part of extra safeguards after 9 instances of a COVID-19 cluster have been revealed on the hospital.
On Thursday (29 April), the Ministry of Well being (MoH) stated that every one elective instances could be dropped, that are urgently wanted.
The transfer comes after a nurse who accomplished a full immunization check for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The nurse works in Ward 9D and was confirmed on Wednesday.
Other than Ward 9D, Ward 7D has additionally been closed.
This was after a 57-year-old Singaporean man moved from Ward 7D to Ward 9D and later examined constructive for COVID-19. He was initially searching for remedy on April 18 for fever, runny nostril and cough in Ward 7D. His check end result was damaging then.
All the instances might be positioned beneath shut contact quarantine, the MOH stated.
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“As a precautionary measure, all sufferers and workers in different TTSH wards may even be examined for COVID-19 an infection, together with these which might be asymptomatic,” the MOH stated.
“This extra testing will allow us to take away any hidden hyperlinks.
It added, “Our technique is to aggressively check and pull a large ring across the instances and stop additional unfold.”
The ministry stated that the motion of workers members and sufferers in all the principle wards has been minimized.
No guests have been allowed to go to the hospital, apart from critically sick sufferers, additional tightening customer restrictions on Thursday.
On Thursday afternoon when the CNA first visited, indicators have been positioned saying “no guests are allowed”. Sufferers have been being allowed to enter the hospital as regular, at whose entrance nobody was allowed to enter the constructing.
Folks worrying in regards to the hospital can contact Tan Discuss Seng at 6357 3078.
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