There’s adequate scope to further improve the services: Suneel Anchipaka

Port Blair, Sept. 11: The District Administration, South Andaman has taken a plethora of steps to streamline the functioning of COVID Management at GB Pant Hospital. Having consulted various stakeholders in the process and taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the patients as observed during multiple visits to the hospital as well as taking feedback from all concerned, umpteen number of measures and steps have been put into place to ensure that the patients admitting to the hospital get reasonably high standard of treatment. As an immediate measure, the District Administration has taken the following measures:

Two LCD monitors has been setup at the OPD to display the status of COVID-19 patients.

Roster for doctor/ paramedical staff / sanitary staff has been prepared along with reserved / link In-charge.

Six dedicated ambulances have been placed round the clock at GB Pant COVID centre.

Exclusive teams made for bed sheet/ pillow changing, sanitation of COVID ward, washrooms and hospital area.

Complete cordon off the area designated as COVID Management Centre at GB Pant.

Regular inspection is being carried out by the officers of the District Administration to ensure proper management of COVID Centre in GB Pant Hospital.

Calling bells have been placed in the wards of COVID positive patients.

Police has been deployed at GB Pant COVID Centre along with Parakram to stop unauthorized / illegal access.

Daily chart has been made and put up outside the washroom for cleaning staff.

Continuous photographical update is being received regarding the cleanliness in wards/ washrooms and food distribution etc. with feedback loop.

Timing along with menu of diet has been prepared and duly followed and arrangement for the same is being monitored continuously.

Duty roster for Helpline No. 102 has been prepared.

Fifty Jugs have been provided for distribution of tea/ milk for COVID patients twice a day.

Temperature screening along with roster of screening staff for all incoming patients/ staff / doctors etc. has been setup at the OPD and COVID ward.

Four trolley type dustbins and 20 static dustbins have been installed for proper disposal of medical and bio-medical waste along with dedicated staff for waste segregation and scientific disposal.

Testing facility for incoming patients with co-morbidities has been set-up in the OPD wards.

In and Out Register with monitoring of all staff/ doctors/ patients etc. entering and exiting the COVID ward of GB Pant hospital has been setup.

A dedicated room for ambulance driver has been earmarked.

A special ward along with signage for suspected COVID patient has also been setup within COVID management centre.

As on date, two tons of bio-medical waste has been disposed off in a scientific manner.

Proper signage across the COVID ward has been placed to facilitate the patients/ staff.

Mandatory temperature screening of all incoming patients/ staff/ doctors etc. at OPD and COVID ward of GB Pant Hospital is being ensured.

The District Administration has been continuously in touch with COVID-19 patients/ patient relatives to resolve any issues in a time bound manner.

“Needless to mention that these steps are primarily taken to keep the patients at ease coupled with providing a congenial environment for proper treatment. However, they are not final in itself”, said the DC South Andaman, Shri Suneel Anchipaka.

There’s adequate scope to further improve the services. If any member of the family of the patients or any member of the general public intends to avail the service of hospital, encounters any problem, they are advised to immediately contact 1070/ 238881 which is functional 24x7. The District Administration South Andaman shall make all possible endevour to ensure hassle free treatment at GB Pant COVID Wards, added the DC.