Large COVID-19 cluster of more than 100 cases identified at IMH
SINGAPORE: A COVID-19 cluster of 116 cases has emerged at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). The COVID-19 cases comprise 108 inpatients and eight staff members from both inpatient and
of 116 cases has emerged at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).The COVID-19 cases comprise 108 inpatients and eight staff members from both inpatient and outpatient settings, IMH said late Monday (Oct 25) night, after it was identified as a large cluster by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
The inpatient cases mostly come from three blocks - Blocks 4, 5 and 6. Most of the COVID-19 cases in the cluster are long-stay patients.IMH said that the infections were detected from its surveillance tests for patients, or picked up because they developed respiratory symptoms during their stay.
"Patients with COVID-19 are separated and cared for in dedicated wards in IMH," said IMH's media statement."Most of these patients are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms that do not warrant being transferred to acute hospitals. If their condition deteriorates, they will be transferred to the acute hospitals if necessary." headtopics.com
Admission to the affected wards has been suspended, while patients who are fit for discharge can do so after they test negative for COVID-19."Notwithstanding the COVID-19 cases, IMH will continue to provide good psychiatric care while ensuring the safety of our patients," said IMH.
It added that its other wards and clinical services, such as its outpatient specialist clinics, are unaffected and will continue to admit and see patients.Related:Singapore reports 3,174 new COVID-19 cases and 14 more deathsCOVID-19 MEASURES AT IMHIMH said that"strict surveillance and infection control measures" for visitors, patients, and staff have been in place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These measures are adjusted according to the prevailing situation in the community, and adhere to guidelines issued by MOH, the media statement added.Staff members who interact with patients undergo rostered regular testing and wear N95 masks in clinical areas. They are regularly reminded not to come to work if they are unwell, and to seek medical advice promptly.
"Inpatients are given swab tests before admission, and throughout their stay in IMH. They are also given masks to wear during their stay. Staff check patients’ temperatures twice a day and any patient with symptoms of illness are promptly isolated," said IMH. headtopics.com
The hospital has also offered vaccination to all its acute and long-stay inpatients, as well as outpatients.To date, more than 90 per cent of its long-stay patients have been vaccinated. Booster shots for long-stay patients are also underway.Read more: CNA »
We can't live with it, we die with it It's called breakthrough casses or Adverse effects of Vaxne. IMH patients been partyin eh?
Covid-19 cluster with 116 cases detected at IMH; admissions to affected wards suspended
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