Odisha Govt Issues Advisory For Activation Of COVID Facilities In Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: ln view of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in Odisha, the Health and Family Welfare department has requested all district collectors and Municipal Commissioners as well as CDM & PHOs to remain in readiness to accommodate new cases.

They have been asked to activate the earlier used government and private COVID facilities in a phased manner as and when required.

The guidelines issued by the department are as follows:

  • Government and private COVID facilities which were functionalised during
    the 1st phase of the pandemic shall be activated in a phased manner with an increment of 50 beds at a time when needed.
  • The number of ICUs shall be 20% of general beds and availability of ventilators shall be at least 50% of all lCUs
  • One Authorised Medical Officer and one authorised person OAS (AP) shall be appointed for COVID facility/ies and the name and contact numbers shall be intimated to the government in the email ID- covidfhw.202’[email protected]

  • For all technical issues, clarification and referral of patients the Additional
    DMET (Prof. (Dr.) Umakant Satapathy) shall be State-level authorised
    officer.
  • While referring patients the principle of cluster districts and SOP for
    COVID referral shall be followed
  • ln big facilities having more than 100 beds, shall preferably have facilities for surgery (all type), maternity care, NICU and dialysis
  • All private hospitals under Odisha Clinical Establishment Act having 30
    beds or more must have at least 10% of available beds (General bed & ICU)
    reserved for COVID patients. They shall increase the facility up to 80% of
    available general beds and ICUs in a phase-wise manner as per the rise in
    incidence of COVID patients
  • The rental charges and consumables cost for different beds like General bed/
    ICU/ NICU/ Ventilators/ OT/ labour table/ Dialysis etc. shall be as approved
    earlier
  • Manpower proportionate to the bed occupancy shall be engaged in Govt.
    Covid facilities for management of patients
  • A Dedicated helpdesk shall be set up as per the guidelines

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