Taipei City Nurse Diagnosed with COVID-19 北市聯醫仁愛院區專責病房 1護理師確診

A nurse working at Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch was diagnosed with COVID-19, becoming the third nurse working in designated wards in Taipei City to get infected. While medical personnel risk their lives treating patients, the Taipei Doctors Union has received pleads, saying some patients under quarantine treat hospital staff as hotel workers.


Two nurses and a nurse's boyfriend tested positive from Taipei City Hospital Zhongxing Branch. Another nurse was diagnosed with a Ct value of 16 on the evening of the 12th from the Renai Branch. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je confirmed that the nurse is in charge of the special ward at Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch.

Ko Wen-je, Taipei Mayor: “Two infection cases occurred in Taipei City hospitals. One is two nurses, the other is a single nurse. But, strangely, the other 20 or 30 nurses or doctors didn't get infected. So it is best to open quarantine hotels. Do you know why? A hotel can hold hundreds of people and monitor people in a special environment.”

At present, many northern Taiwan hospitals are taking turns sharing isolation wards to treat confirmed patients arriving from overseas. The Taipei Doctors Union has received pleads, describing some confirmed patients who have treated their hospital room and the nursing staff as a hotel service. They even turn off their room's ventilation system without authorization, causing panic among the medical staff and a safety crisis.

Dr. C, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital: “The ventilation system was turned off by the patient because he felt it was too noisy. Turning off the exhaust will cause the hospital room to be without negative pressure. Or patients complain about the hospital repeatedly through the Health Bureau or 1922 if the hospital environment doesn’t meet their needs. This only frustrates the medical staff in the dedicated ward.”

As the Omicron strain spreads, the Taipei Doctors Union is calling on authorities to back medical professionals. The union supports authorities to use the Communicable Disease Control Act or the Medical Care Act to investigate crimes and ensure the safety of medical personnel. 
 

 

 

 

 

台北市聯醫中興院區有2位護理師及1位護理師男友確診,12日晚間又有1名護理師確診,Ct值16,不屬於已有確診個案的中興院區,而是同屬於北市聯醫的其他院區,台北市長柯文哲證實,這名護理師負責專責病房。

台北市長柯文哲表示:「在台北市內發生了兩次的院內感染,一個是兩個護理師,一個是一個,可是很奇怪,其他2、30個護理師,或醫生去做檢查並沒有被感染,所以這是這樣,還是把那個防疫專責旅館開放,為什麼你知道嗎?防疫專責旅館它,一個旅館就可以裝幾百人,然後用特殊的環境來監控。」

目前北部多間醫院輪流分擔入境確診者的隔離收治,台北市醫師職業工會也接獲陳情,有部分確診患者,把病房當作飯店,將護理人員當作服務生,甚至擅自關閉病房內的抽風設備,造成醫護恐慌與安全危機。

北市聯醫內科C醫生指出:「因為病人覺得專責病房的,抽風設備太吵雜,而自行關閉病房的抽風設備,讓病房沒有了負壓的情況,或是一再透過衛生局,或是1922等專線投訴醫院,沒有滿足他們的需求,現狀這樣的環境,不僅讓專責病房的醫護人員備感灰心。」

在Omicron變異株肆虐下,對於病患擅自關閉排風設施,台北市醫師職業工會呼籲主管機關,要拿出最大的魄力,成為醫護的後盾,支持主管機關以《傳染病防治法》或《醫療法》妨礙醫療業務罪名查辦,保障醫療人員的安全。
 

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