Amidst increasing Coronavirus dangerous across the country, a large number of health workers including doctors and paramedics of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) have been infected with COVID-19.
According to hospital sources, around 97 staff members tested positive in the second wave of COVID-19.
In the recent COVID-19 wave, 75 doctors, 12 nurses and 10 other members of the PIMS staff have contracted the virus, sources said.
Moreover, 51 trainee doctors and 24 medical officers in the hospital have been infected with the virus, sources said.
According to sources, 13 and two nurses at the children hospital have been tested positive, while five doctors at the cardiac centre and five others at the gynecological ward have contracted the deadly virus.
More 12 nurses at various wards of the hospital have also been tested positive for novel coronavirus.
The virus has surged due to fall in temperatures while the patients visiting are also not following the standard operating procedures (SOPs), sources further informed.
The PIMS staff infected with the virus have been quarantined at homes.