At least 100 medical staff members tested positive for the COVID-19 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on May 8, 2021.
According to the reports, all of the infected medical staff were vaccinated before being found positive for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Confirming the reports, Harish Thapliyal said that a total of 110 medical staff, including nurses and doctors, have tested positive for the virus in Rishikesh.
Staying in direct contact with COVID-19 patients may have led such a large number of medical staff to the infection, AIIMS PRO Harish Thapliyal said before confirming that all the staff members were vaccinated.
Vijayesh Bhardwaj, the Chief Medical Superintendent of a COVID-19 hospital in Rishikesh, was also found infected with the virus.
Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal said the state government will take a big decision by May 10 to control the spread of the pandemic.
“COVID-19 infection has reached villages of Uttarakhand. The level of transmission despite Corona Curfew is a matter of concern. To contain the spread, the government will take a major decision by May 10,” said Subodh Uniyal.
His statement comes hours after a record daily surge in the cases of COVID-19 in the state.