The GBP Hospital in Agartala will remain closed for two days from July 12-13 after a number of nurses, doctors and patients of the hospital tested positive for COVID19.

West Tripura district health officer Dr. Sangeeta Chakraborty said, “Several nurses in GBP hospital have tested COVID19 positive in the last few days.”

“The virus has also infected the doctors of the hospital and the admitted patients. So, the whole hospital will be sanitized on Sunday,” Dr. Chakraborty said.

“So, the hospital will remain closed for two days. No new patient will be admitted to the hospital on these two days. The OPD and emergency services will also remain closed. Only those, who are admitted, will be treated,” she added.

GBP Hospital is the main hospital in the state and the Agartala Government Medical College is located in this hospital.

Two days back, the maternity ward, labour room and the operation theatre of the maternity ward were closed for 48 hours after positive COVID19 cases found in the ward.

Meanwhile, COVID19 positive cases have also been detected in Melaghar police station and Melaghar hospital.

The sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) of Sonamura Sub-division, Subrata Majumder said, “The OPD of Melaghar Hospital has been closed as COVID19 positive patient has been detected in the hospital.”

“The hospital’s OPD will remain closed until further notice,” he added.

A sub-inspector of Melaghar police station has tested COVID19 positive.

“All those police personnel, who were in touch with the infected sub-inspector, have been sent to quarantine. The health department staff will go to the police station tomorrow for contract tracing,” Majumder said.

On Saturday, 32 new positive cases were detected in Tripura.

With the new cases, the state tally has risen to 1,963. The Tripura government has imposed night curfew across the state with effect from Sunday.

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