in-cyprus All doctors and nursing staff test negative at Larnaca hospital

All doctors and nursing staff test negative at Larnaca hospital

All one hundred and eighty doctors, nursing staff and patients at Larnaca General tested negative for coronavirus, following contact with a confirmed case.

In spite of the positive outcome, the hospital has suffered massive losses in staff, as 18 doctors, 28 nurses and 6 other medical assistants, have to be quarantined.

Eight pathologists have been brought in to replace those in quarantine, with the possibility of bringing in more from other specialties.

According to the Hospital’s Executive Director Yiorgos Karotsakis, as of Monday two areas will be set to examine children considered to be suspect cases for coronavirus.

Karotsakis said that the hospital is also working towards raising the number of rooms used to examine and treat suspect cases from 4 to 16, with the prospect of using additional space.

Also, daily care areas will be created in order to provide more services.

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