HMCI (Hazard Management Cayman Islands) advised on Friday morning that some staff members have fallen sick at Health City with what is presumed to be COVID-19.
HCCI has decided that for the next two weeks they are quarantining all medical and hospital staff that came into contact with the COVID-19 patient. In accordance with best international practice regarding the containment of COVID-19.
Dr. Chattuparambil continued, “We would like to assure the public that all necessary precautions to contain the virus have been put in place within our facility. It is with this in mind that Health City Cayman Islands is taking the extremely cautious measure of temporarily closing services and not accepting any new patients for approximately two weeks. This decision was taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, the community and our staff.”
Dr. Chattuparambil further outlined the hospital’s stringent quarantine and infection control procedures.
“We are working closely with the Ministry of Health and Public Health officials in the containment of the COVID-19 virus in the Cayman Islands. As a result, Health City has decided that for the next two weeks we are quarantining all medical and hospital staff that came into contact with this patient. In accordance with best international practice regarding the containment of COVID-19, we believe this is vital in order to absolutely ensure there is no local community spread of the virus from this patient,” he said.
He continued, “We have made these difficult decisions to ensure that we stay true to our promise of health and safety to our patients and staff, as well as the surrounding community. Our team will be contacting patients with scheduled treatment and procedures to organize and ensure continuity of care.”