LG calls for three-tier COVID-19 care across J&K hospitals

Directs scaling up of testing in micro containment zones and areas with high positivity rate on priority to break the chain of transmission.
LG calls for three-tier COVID-19 care across J&K hospitals
The LG ordered scaling up of testing in micro-containment zones and areas with high positivity rate on priority to break the chain of transmission.Mir Wasim/GK

Srinagar June 1: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday visited GMC Anantnag in south Kashmir where he reviewed the COVID-19 mitigation measures even as he stressed on a three-tier patient care by categorizing nurses at the institution into three modes.

As per the LG's official Twitter handle, he directed the Principal GMC and CMO to institutionalize the three-tier of patient care by categorizing nurses in three modes, which, he said, should be implemented across the UT.

"First category of nursing staff for registration and counseling of patients, second for timely medicines & injections, and third group for hourly monitoring of oxygen inflow to patients as per the requirement. This will ensure best possible care for patients," read a tweet by the LG's office.

The LG on the occasion also addressed the faculty members at GMC Anantnag, who he said are serving on the frontline of Covid-19 pandemic.

"The selfless determination of our medical fraternity to save lives makes them the greatest hero of our time,” a handout said.

The LG called for scaling up of testing in micro containment zones and areas with high positivity rate on priority to break the chain of transmission and provide required care to positive individuals.

He said the "underutilization of testing and Vaccination capacity is not acceptable".

He asked the Health Department and District Administration at all levels to work on "mission mode to ensure that testing and vaccination is being done at par with their available capacity to reduce the positivity rate".

"Linkages with PHCs and availability of Doctors must be ensured at Panchayat Covid Care Centers. Senior Medical faculty members, doctors and consultants must visit PHCs, CHCs and CCCs for proper monitoring of healthcare facilities at grass-root level, “the LG said.

The LG further said that informing rural population about facilities available at the recently set up Covid Care Centers and encouraging people, especially those tested positive or having Covid symptoms to isolate themselves at CCCs for safety of their family members will play vital role in containing the impact of the virus.

"DCs and SPs to ensure effective implementation of containment measures & strict compliance of Covid protocols. PRIs must be roped in; BDOs, Tehsildars to ensure vaccination coverage as well as proper functionality of Covid Care Centers in Panchayats, " he added.

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