KMU Hospital Tests Nearly 1,000 Staff Members 高醫有確診者足跡 召回院內近千人採檢

Nearly 1,000 staff members of Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital received PCR tests after a confirmed case was reported, leading to worries from nearby residents. Meanwhile, 5 confirmed cases are believed to be related to recent A-Mei concerts in Taipei.


Numerous people were seen arriving outside Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital late in the evening on April 12 and taking PCR tests. The sight worried neighboring residents. The hospital said it called in staff members including medical personnel to get tested because an infected person had been in the hospital.

Tai Chia-yen, Deputy Superintendent, KMU Hospital: “About 900, nearly 1,000 people were tested during the night. I was very gratified to see that all results were negative.”

The hospital said it received a notification on April 12 and called in nearly 1,000 staff members for testing. All tests came back negative. Meanwhile, the Kaohsiung City Government announced five new cases that are linked to the concerts given by A-Mei at Taipei Arena on April 6 and 8. It urged concertgoers to get tested.

Tai Chia-yen, Deputy Superintendent, KMU Hospital: “As far as I know, there isn't necessarily a connection. I think we will have to wait for the Central Epidemic Command Center or higher authorities to make an announcement about the situation.”

Hospital Patient: “Of course, you'll feel nervous, how can you not? (What do you mean?) If I hear something, I will of course get nervous.”

Hospital Patient: “It's okay, it's okay. The hospital should have comprehensive disease prevention measures in place.”

Meanwhile, the Kaohsiung City Police Department's Criminal Investigation Corps disinfected its headquarters after a police officer's father, who works at a quarantine facility, tested positive. It said the disinfection was a routine one, and no one has tested positive.

 

 

一群人在12日深夜來到高醫大門口排隊快篩,事發突然,也讓鄰近住戶看了有些緊張,質疑是不是醫院有人確診,高醫證實召集院內醫護等工作人員回來PCR,主要是院內出現確診者足跡。

高醫副院長戴嘉言指出:「我們大概在晚上進行了大概9百多人次,接近1千人次的篩檢,那我感到非常欣慰的就是,全部都是陰性。」

院內表示,12日晚間接到通知召回同仁採檢,人數將近千人,所有人採檢都是陰性。但高雄市政府上午也緊急通知,歌手張惠妹6、8日在台北小巨蛋演唱會,出現5例感染風險和演唱會有關,呼籲參加過演場會的民眾盡速採檢。

高醫副院長戴嘉言表示:「(院內篩檢跟演唱會關聯?)這部份我想,就我了解,不一定有關係,但是確實的狀況,我想還是按照中央疫情指揮中心或者我們主管機關的發布(為主)。」

就醫民眾說:「還是會緊張,怎麼不會緊張,(怎麼說?)我就聽到你說,我就會,當然會怕怕的。」

也有就醫民眾表示:「OK啦,而且醫院的防範應該是做得很周全。」

而除了高醫外,高雄市刑大也派人到隊部消毒,因為有員警的父親,專責檢疫所工作而確診,市刑大表示,本次清消是因應疫情的例行工作,大隊無人確診,不會特別說明,但該有的防疫工作都會做到。

 

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