Kolkata: The labour room and gynaecology ward of NRS Medical College and Hospital here have been temporarily shut down after a woman patient who gave birth to a baby tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
The woman delivered the baby on Monday, but started displaying Covid 19 symptoms a day later, hospital sources said on Thursday.
Her swab sample was sent for testing and the results received on Wednesday detected she had the virus. The woman was likely to be transferred to one of the designated Covid-19 hospitals.
The labour room and the gynaecology ward have been shut down for fumigation, and would be reopened after complete sanitisation.
Other patients who shared the labour room with the corona positive woman and some other women who had come in close contact with her have been sent to isolation.
The hospital was identifying the doctors, nurses and health workers who had come in contact with the woman for sending them on quarantine.
Earlier, 79 doctors, nurses and other health workers of NRS Medical College and Hospital were put on quarantine after the test results of a young patient who died in the male medicine ward detected him as coronavirus positive. The ward was also shut for fumigation.