KOLKATA: A plastic surgeon attached with Medical College Hospital Kolkata (MCHK) was kept in the isolation ward at Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital (BSMCH) on Monday after the doctor complained of fever and cough. The doctor had gone to Bankura to conduct reconstructive surgery on leprosy patients at the state-run Chhatna Super Speciality Hospital.
The doctor had returned to the city on March 12 from UK where he had gone to attend a professional course. According to sources he had even conducted surgery on a patient at MCHK after his return.
Six other persons who came in contact with him during his Bankura tour have also been kept in isolation in a hotel.
“The doctor has very mild symptoms. His swab samples have been sent,” said Parthapratim Pradhan, principal BSMCH.
Meanwhile MCHK too has enlisted about 35 persons including the anaesthesiologist, nurses, OT technicians and others who came in direct contact with the doctor.
“As a protocol we are have enlisted the people who came in contact with this doctor so that follow-up actions can be taken up once his swab samples reports come,” said Indranil Biswas, medical superintendent and vice-principal MCHK.