Alappuzha: Eight health workers including a gynaecologist at the Cherthala Taluk Hospital have been tested positive for COVID-19.
They had contact with a pregnant woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus earlier. The health workers include two staff nurses, a security guard and an ASHA worker who conducts thermal scanning. Steps are being taken to take the COVID-19 patients to a hospital.
A COVID-19 positive pregnant woman had come to the hospital seeking treatment on Friday. It is assumed that the health workers contracted the disease from her.
In the backdrop of the health workers and a doctor being tested COVID-19 positive, the Cherthala municipality has demanded to shut down the hospital and move the OP section to another location.