DIMAPUR, MAY 17: Nagaland Government has declared Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) as COVID Hospital, in view of the saturation of COVID beds as a result of exponential surge in new cases and detection of COVID-19 among patients admitted for other health problems.
A Government notification on Monday stated that the detection of cases among other patients has increased the risk of transmission to healthcare workers.
The NHAK will remain as COVID Hospital till further order.
However, emergency services will be continued till alternative arrangements are made for delivery of essential healthcare services.
The Managing Director & Medical Superintendent of Nagaland has been directed to continue management of already admitted patients till they are fit for discharge, while ensuring utmost care to prevent the risk of transmission.
He has also been asked to maintain an Isolation Ward for suspected cases till results are declared; to setup triaging system for prompt identification and delivery of services to serious patients; not to admit non-COVID-19 cases; to admit/transfer all asymptomatic/pre-symptomatic and mild cases not requiring hospitalization to CCCs or home isolation; to expand the capacity of oxygen supported beds and ICU, and to ensure adequate supply of oxygen and other essential medicines and consumables.
“Ensure rational deployment of manpower on COVID duty based on case load and for continuity of essential healthcare services, HCWs not on COVID duty are to be put on delivery of essential healthcare services. Ensure rigorous in-house training of all category HCWs on various aspects of COVID-19 management. Arrange deployment necessary security measures through District Task Force. In coordination with District Task Force, identify suitable Government health facilities and pooling of manpower for delivery of essential healthcare services including emergency secondary services,” the directives read.
(Page News Service)