- OPDs soon to set up in various districts of Rajasthan.
- Trained medical professionals would operate healthcare facilities.
- Nurses, Anganwadi, and ASHA workers would conduct sample collections regularly at every 5-gram panchayats.
THD NewsDesk, Jaipur: To strengthen Rajasthan’s primary health infrastructure, the health department would set up Covid-19 OPD at block-level community health centres. The healthcare facilities would be run by trained medical staff to manage the surge in Covid cases.
Searching for alternative ways to reduce the workload on city hospitals, CHCs will tend to respiratory problems and get oxygen. The OPDs would have the assistance of a team of nurses, ASHA workers, and Anganwadi workers. They have the responsibility to monitor and conduct sample collections at every five-gram panchayats.
“We have strengthened facilities for Covid care in rural areas. Our teams equipped with pulse oximeters are continuously monitoring the health of Covid patients under home isolation,” said Dr Ajay Chaudhary, Chief Medical Health Officer (Sikar).
Further, Dr Chaudhary affirmed that the government is making concentrated efforts towards bolstering patients’ referral system with difficulty in breathing to district-level hospitals.
Considering the higher number of mortalities in rural areas, the health department is now aiming to improve health facilities for patients at block-level. Moreover, the senior health officials mentioned that they had issued directions to the chief medical health officers appointed in every district to ensure that patients with respiratory issues have gotten their HRCT done. To ensure this, the government has directed the hospitals to arrange an ambulance for patients and ordered the officials to utilize the emergency Covid fund to implement the state health department’s directions.
Source: ET Healthworld