Except King George’s Medical University, SGPGI, RML Institute of Medical Sciences and Command Base hospital, all different authorities and personal hospitals and clinics are actually totally practical for non-Covid sufferers.
But what do you have to consider earlier than turning up at one?
Even although the federal government has made masks, sanitisers and social distancing the one standards for sufferers coming for OPD companies, these requiring admission at non-Covid hospitals shall be stored in a holding space, examined for Covid-19 and solely after receiving a destructive report be shifted out to the respective division for remedy.
“Twenty-six out of the 30 Covid hospitals had been denotified and are actually totally operational for non-Covid sufferers. Covid testing is not mandatory for OPD sufferers, however masks and sanitisers are a should and social distancing is to be adopted,” said chief medical officer, Lucknow district, Dr Sanjay Bhatnagar.
“For indoor sufferers, a confirmatory Covid test needs to be carried out earlier than admission. This might be carried out previous to visiting the hospital or on the hospital itself. Only after a destructive report will the affected person be admitted. If constructive for Covid, the affected person shall be transferred to the Covid centres,” he added.
Indian Medical Association’s head of nursing hospital cell Dr Anup Agarwal additionally stated that OPD sufferers don’t require a test, however strict social Covid-19 norms should be adopted. “It is healthier that sufferers go to the OPD companies after taking prior appointments in order to keep away from crowding,” he added.
For instance, Era’s Lucknow Medical College (ELMC) which had the best variety of Covid beds reserved when it was one of many Covid hospitals, has nonetheless retained its holding space for IPD companies. “Before admitting a affected person, we are going to do their Covid testing. Until the outcome comes, the affected person shall be stored within the holding space, the place a number of beds have been singled out for this goal. Once confirmed as destructive, we are going to shift them to the required division,” stated ELMC principal, Dr MMA Faridi.