A&E Department at Modern Medical Hospital closed after Covid-19 exposure
The Accident and Emergency Department (AED) of the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Centre (MMDC) has been temporarily closed after a COVID-19 positive person was discovered in the area.
A release from the National Emergency Management Organization said 17 persons may have been exposed, and the closure is to allow for the sanitization of the department.
“The individual, who was informed of their positive result on Friday September 11 and served with a Medical Officer Order, violated the isolation order, thus possibly exposing others to the COVID-19 virus,” the release said.
According to the release, 17 persons – 10 clients and seven staff members were exposed and have been advised to quarantine and will be screened over the next five to seven days for COVID-19.
Accident and Emergency services will now continue to be provided utilizing the Georgetown District Clinic until the sanitization of the MMDC AED is complete, the release said.