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Chickenpox infection prompts officials to send 500 nurses on leave

PTI Salem (TN) Jan 28 | Updated on January 28, 2013 Published on January 28, 2013

A chickenpox outbreak among some nurses at a government hospital here prompted authorities to send about 500 of them on a week’s leave as a precautionary measure.

Dr Vallinayagam, dean of the Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital said some nurses had contracted chickenpox after which 500 of their colleagues were asked to proceed on one week leave last night.

Asked how the hospital would manage the situation with so many nurses being sent on leave, he said they would make do with available staff.

Published on January 28, 2013
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