AHPI Churachandpur conducts awareness on new COVID-19 guidelines

A memorandum has also been submitted to the minister in-charge of Churachandpur to set up another 300 bedded COVID Care Centre, the AHPI said.

The Association for Healthcare Providers, India (AHPI), Churachandpur Chapter, on Friday gave awareness to the public on various ways to fight COVID-19.

AHPI president Thangminlien Shoute said that as there is a sudden rise in the community spread of COVID-19 in the district, the general public needs to strictly follow the SOPs in all establishments, hospitals and nursing homes from October 16 onwards.

He said that all the doctors in OPDs of private hospitals and nursing homes will be working in PPE kits and the OPD charge will be Rs 400 with immediate effect.

Every patient will be tested with COVID-19 RAgT on admission along with one attendant and no additional visitors will be permitted to enter the hospital or nursing home ward unless they are tested negative in RAgT, he added.

Thangminlien also said that the hospital or nursing home will be conducting COVID-19 RAgT at their designated testing centre and in case if anybody is tested positive, he or she will have to bear the ambulance charge on their own including the PPE kit as the government is not providing transportations anymore. The situation has made the people feel helpless but however patient’s parties need to have utmost understanding, he added.

He further appealed to the general public to take maximum precautions and adhere to the Local Task Force protocol as COVID-19 positive cases will increase further more during winter.

A memorandum has also been submitted to the minister in-charge of Churachandpur to set up another 300 bedded COVID Care Centre and at least create 50 bedded COVID Hospital annexed to the district hospital with appropriate infrastructure and equipments including COVID-labour room, OT for Gynae and general surgery, dialysis unit, lCU and recovery room, said Thangminlien.

General secretary of AHPI, Dr Gary T Haokip told the media that there is no place to house the symptomatic COVID-19 positive patients at Churachandpur district hospital. The government must do something to facilitate the requirements of places for the patients or refer them to Imphal, he added.

It may be mentioned that COVID-19 positive cases in Churachandpur rapidly increased on Friday with 12 new positive cases. The patients got no rooms to accommodate and the authority made them follow ‘home stay strategy’.

 

First Published:Oct. 17, 2020, 8:42 a.m.

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