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Ending quarantine for healthcare workers a 'non-scientific approach': AIIMS

Shortening quarantine duration and denying healthcare workers testing on day 5-7 after duty will be a deadly combination, may derail India's battle against pandemic, say AIIMS resident doctors

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Previously, all healthcare personnel on Covid-19 duty had to work for 14 days and it was then followed by a two-week quarantine

Agencies New Delhi
The Resident Doctors Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday termed the government's decision to end the need to quarantine healthcare workers after Covid-19 duty a "non-scientific approach", saying it would prove detrimental for both workers and patients, and also derail the efforts to contain the pandemic.

In a letter to the AIIMS director, the RDA said if availability of healthcare workers (HCWs) to run hospital services was a problem, there should be provision to test them on the day 5-7 before they return to work to ensure workplace transmission doesn't occur, news agency PTI

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First Published: May 23 2020 | 8:28 AM IST

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