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India should aim at zero transmission of COVID to healthcare workers: Experts

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COVID-19 cases and massive testing across the country, healthcare workers are at high risk of getting infected and consequently putting their family members at greater risk too.Right from the PPE suits, face shields, gloves, protective gear, testing kits and transport mediums each of the protective gear used by the healthcare worker stands to be crucial.Dr Harshal R Salve, associate professor at the centre for community medicine in AIIMS said: "Healthcare workers involved in collection and transportation of COVID-19 samples might act as a source of infection.

Prescribed SOPs for infection control are important to follow to prevent the spread of COVID infection particularly in hospital premises.

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