Dedicated COVID Health Centres Opened in Puri

Puri: Strengthening Odisha’s fight against coronavirus, two dedicated COVID-19 health centres and a COVID care centre have been opened in Puri district on Tuesday for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID patients.

A 60 bedded COVID Health Centre at Gopabandhu Ayurvedic Medical College and 40 bedded COVID Health Centre at IDH, Puri and 100 bedded COVID Care Centre at Shree Jagannath Medical College, Puri were made functional today in the presence of Puri Collector & DM Balwant Singh.

Binaya Kumar Dash, Addl. District Magistrate, Dr. Nilakantha Mishra, CDM & PHO, Puri and other Medical Officers were present on the occasion.
The COVID Healthcare Centres and COVID Care Centre are well equipped with specialists, trained health workers, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, sanitation workers, security guards with required medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) and Ambulance facility for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID suspected and positive patients.

The Authorized Medical Officers and Authorized Persons have been appointed for both the Health Centres for proper coordination among all for smooth management, according to an official statement.

The suspected COVID patients will be brought to the COVID Care Centre functioning at Shree Jagannath Medical College and the diagnosis of the disease and collection of sample will be done there only. Once the patient is diagonised positive, then the patient will be referred by the concerned Medical Officer to either of the above mentioned COVID Health Centres.

The Medical Officer of the COVID Health Centre will admit the patient thereafter in the indoor ward for further treatment as per the protocol for the treatment of the COVID patients.

The COVID Health Centres are well equipped with oxygen supply, pulse oxy-meter and other required medical equipment for the treatment of patients with mild and moderate symptoms.

Once the patient recovers after the repeat test comes out negative, the concerned patient will be discharged maintaining the protocol with advisory to the patient to be followed by him.

In case of any patient develops severe respiratory disorder and needs ventilator and ICU facilities, then the patient will be referred to State recognized hospitals functioning at either Bhubaneswar or Cuttack for further treatment, the statement added.

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