DIMAPUR, MAY 18: Following the declaration of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) as COVID Hospital, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has advised the District Task Force to make alternative arrangements for delivery of essential healthcare services.
The DTF has been asked to identify suitable and strategically located Government health facilities- CHCs/ PHCs/ UPHCs/ SC/ SMIT1/ TB&CDH – for delivery of essential healthcare services including emergency secondary services. Equipments of the NHAK may be temporarily relocated as and when required for delivery emergency secondary services.
“Some of the health facilities for delivery of essential services should be identified as 24×7 facility. List of all health facilities identified for delivery of essential services is to be widely publicised for the information of public at large,” the Department suggested.
Further, the DTF should put in place a comprehensive HR plan to mobilise manpower requirement: to requisition staff from other Departments for non-medical and ministerial tasks and to pool HCWs from the establishments of CMO, MS, etc., for medical tasks.
“To set up Flu Corner and isolation facility in all such health facilities to enable prompt detection and segregation of suspected cases. All ILI & SARI cases as well as admitted patients are to be tested as per testing policy. Provision of diet and laundry services shall be as per existing policy. The NHAK shall be the hub for diagnostic and blood bank services whenever required for the identified health facilities.
“To establish ambulance services network for timely transportation of patients to various health facilities. A call centre may be setup or the contacts details of the ambulance operators are to be widely publicized to the information of public at large. To requisition necessary vehicles from other Departments for transportation of staff and laboratory samples. Provide necessary security measures at the COVID Hospital Kohima,” it added.
(Page News Service)