COVID-19 antibodies were found in 11% heath workers of Mumbai’s State Government Hospitals. Some of these health workers have previously undergone COVID-19 tests with positive results.
Covid-19 antibodies may not last more than a couple of month according to a study carried out on affected healthcare staff of JJ Group of Hospitals.
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They are the real foot soldiers in our battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. At times, many of them even face the wrath of irate patients and relatives but they carry on with their duty relentlessly.
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.