A Munich clinic has to deal with a large number of Covid 19 cases. Now the clinic management is drawing consequences from the situation - and giving up everyday operations.
Munich (dpa) - Due to a variety of corona infections among patients and employees, a Munich clinic temporarily gives up normal hospital operations.
"The point is that we are not admitting any new patients and the patients who could be discharged are not currently being discharged," said the spokesman for Helios Klinikum Munich West, Marten Deseyve, on request. "All the patients who are now there will continue to be there." So infection chains should be broken. So far, 14 patients and 2 employees have tested positive, as Deseyve said.
The clinic had seen a high incidence of Covid 19 cases, especially in a mixed internist and a surgical ward. As a countermeasure, there are now no inpatient admissions, transfers or layoffs. The emergency room is also affected.
In coordination with the city's Department for Health and the Environment, the safety precautions that previously only existed for suspected cases and those who tested positive will be extended to the treatment of all patients. Employees should also wear mouth and nose protection in public and remain in quarantine at home with the exception of their working hours. All patients and staff are now tested for the Sars-CoV-2 virus. How long this "frozen state" remains is still unclear, said Deseyve.