Depart ambulance without delay in Home Isolation emergency cases

Bhilai, Sep 25: Oxygen level of Covid patients to be monitored regularly. They must be informed that the level of oxygen in the oximeter should not fall below 95. If such situation occurs, the control room must communicate the information for shifting the patient to hospital. In case of emergency, ambulance facility must be available for every patient. Soon after receiving information from the home isolation I/c Officer Dr Raviraj Thakur, the ambulance should be sent to the destination immediately. These instructions were issued by Collector Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure for the health department officials during a meeting at the Home Isolation Control Room.
Collector said that the Corporation Commissioners in urban areas and SDMs in rural areas will ensure good response time. He said that in case of Covid infection, oxygen support at the right time helps a lot in stabilizing the patient’s condition. He added that the entire staff must realize that in case of any emergency, they have to respond without losing time. Collector praised the Home Isolation Control Team for their efforts in sending the ambulances to the patients in minimum possible time. He said that regular monitoring is needed in this regard, especially in rural areas. The people must be made aware about the need to check the SpO2 level regularly on the oximeter and seek medical consultation as per the need. The health department team has a big role to play in this regard. SDMs will also coordinate the work of transporting patients to Covid Hospital in case of emergency.
Dr Bhure also inquired about the medicine kit being provided to the Covid patients. Officials replied that the kit is being given on the spot after testing. Collector stated that during his visit to Supela Hospital, he saw that the pharmacists were also taking information of co-morbid and were providing medical kits as per the consultation of doctors. Taking information of co-morbid conditions helps the doctors to prescribe appropriate medicines. This also speeds up the recovery of the patients. Collector also inquired about the stock of medicines. He said that it should be ensured that all the people living in home isolation put a sticker in this regard outside their homes. Commissioners and SDMs should also visit random spots to check the same. Dr Bhure added that he himself will visit random places to check whether stickers are there or not. Bhilai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Rituraj Raghuvanshi, Additional Collector Prakash Sarwe, SDM BB Panchabhai and other officials were present in the meeting.
It needs to be mentioned here that home isolation period of 1581 people has been completed. Certificates of ending the home isolation period have been sent to them on WhatsApp. At present, there are 1352 patients in home isolation. Their health is being constantly monitored by the control room.

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