Badung: Seven doctors in Bali Province have been admitted to the Udayana University Hospital after testing positive for the novel coronavirus disease, the hospital’s director, Dewa Putu Gede Purwa Samatra, revealed on Tuesday.
The condition of the infected doctors is stable, Samatra told journalists here.
The doctors, who include specialists such as an obstetrician and an internist, were sent to the Udayana hospital from several local hospitals, he added.
One of the doctors has diabetes mellitus, but his condition has so far remained stable, Samatra informed.
He said the university hospital is currently treating about 80 covid-19 inpatients, out of whom, eight are still under surveillance as the results of their swab tests are not yet available.
Since the end of May, the university hospital has been able to receive more covid-19 patients due to the availability of more health equipment, he noted. The hospital is conducting 40 to 50 swab tests a day for those in need, he said.
Covid-19, which has proved to be among the most challenging crises in human history, initially surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. (antara)