This is the startling finding of a sero-survey conducted by the Eyebetes Foundation with the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Hospital and the office of the Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule.
“In contrast, only 7% of the 200 doctors and 200 nurses were seropositive,” said Dr Nishant Kumar of Eyebetes Foundation, which conducted the sero survey along with JJ Hospital and NCP MP Supriya Sule’s office.
The JJ Group of Hospitals and Eyebetes Foundation have collaborated to conduct a sero-prevalence study on frontline healthcare workers. The study gauges the prevalence of the novel and presence of antibodies to the coronavirus.
Eyebetes Foundation and Dr Nishant Kumar with leading experts from JJ Hospital and Grant Medical College have organised the largest covid-19 sero-prevalence screening initiative for doctors, nurses and frontline workers.
A Covid-19 sero-prevalence screening is currently underway for a group of doctors, nurses and frontline workers at the JJ Hospital, St Georges Hospital and GT Hospital in Mumbai, said Eyebetes Foundation, one of India’s largest charitable initiatives for diabetes and blindness.