Dimapur, September 16: In a major relief to citizens of Dimapur requiring healthcare services, the District Hospital Dimapur will restart non-COVID essential health care services besides providing COVID-19 services from September 21 (Monday).
Medical Superintendent, COVID-19 (District) Hospital Dimapur, Dr Keveduyi Theyo said registration for the essential services (non-COVID) will be from the new designated registration counter. The Flu Corner will be operational from the new designated site in COVID block.
Dr Keveduyi Theyo said the screening and safety measures of all the patients will be strictly implemented according to the Government guidelines and SOPs in order to reduce the potential risk of exposure to health workforce and to ensure the safety of all the patients and attendants.
The service provided to the patients and patients requiring operations will be strictly on priority basis for the time being considering the limited number of beds available due to separation of COVID and non-COVID blocks.
The MS informed that the ART plus centre temporarily located at MARCOFED Building, opposite fire brigade Dimapur, will start rendering services from the designated site in District Hospital Dimapur.
The District Mental Health programme temporarily functioning in Urban Public Health Centre (UPHC) Duncan Bosti, Dimapur, will also start rendering services from the designated site in District Hospital Dimapur.
In view of shortage of manpower, Dr Theyo informed that 24-hours duty staffs on rotation will attend to all the patients seeking for essential or emergency services from the designated site in non-COVID block.
He informed that all patients seeking medical services are required to present with identification proof to ascertain the place of origin as a precautionary measures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The patient will be accompanied by only two attendants without any exception.
All patients and attendants will strictly follow the safety protocols to check the spread of COVID-19 infection (wearing of mask at all times, social distancing, hand washing/use of hand sanitizer), the MS added. (Page News Service)