HON. CHIEF MINISTER AND HON. HEALTH MINISTER REVIEWED THE COVID-19 SITUATION OF THE STATE

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HON. CHIEF MINISTER AND HON. HEALTH MINISTER REVIEWED THE COVID-19 SITUATION OF THE STATE

Hon. Chief Minister and Hon. Health minister reviewed the Covid-19 situation with all the Medical Superintendent, Health officers of Directorate of Health services. Also present were Chief secretary, Secretary (Health), Dean GMC, Director of Health services, Consultants of GMC and CMOs.

After interacting with health officers, Hon. Chief Minister emphasized on home isolation measures so that the patient goes to the hospital timely. Proper monitoring of these home isolation will help in reducing the patient getting into complications.

Directives were issued to take steps to have stepped up hospitals at Dr. Shama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium wherein Patients who do not require oxygen can be kept and treatment can be given. Two more step-up hospitals in Chicalim and Cansaulim will be operational by 5 May 2021. Also, such hospitals can be set up one in each block, at Pernem, Bicholim, Valpoi, Canacona and Curchorem.

The Dy. Collectors of the block and the Health Officer of the areas are directed to assess and take initiatives to set up such step up hospitals in each block. The doctors of the concerned PHC/CHC and of the neighbouring PHC/CHC will come together to operate such hospitals. The collectors/Dy. Collectors will arrange the logistics for setting up such step down hospitals and also ambulance/Balrath buses for transportation of patients. The Collectors will be directed to issue directives to respective Dy. Collectors to take necessary action

A special orientation will be organized by the consultant of GMC for medical officers and nursing staff of PHC/CHC on the checklist to monitor the patient and also how to tackle Co-morbid condition in such Covid positive cases. The entire programme will be virtual.

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