Twenty hospital employees quarantined due to hospital failure in Bratislava

A patient, later diagnosed with coronavirus, underwent examinations and stayed in the Ružinov hospital without proper measures taken.

The medical facility in Ružinov.The medical facility in Ružinov. (Source: Sme)

Twenty employees of the university hospital in Ružinov, borough of Bratislava, were quarantined on Friday, March 13, after one of the patients was diagnosed with the Covid-19 coronavirus two days after being placed at its pneumology department without necessary precautions.

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“We are very sorry about the situation, it was a failure of the human factor, in this case a doctor who did not comply with the instructions of the chief hygienist and management of the University Hospital Bratislava (UNB),” said Eva Kliská, UNB spokesperson, as cited by the Sme daily.

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