25 Medical OPD Vans plying in Udaipur, Prime COVID patient from Udaipur to be released tomorrow

25 Medical OPD Vans plying in Udaipur, Prime COVID patient from Udaipur to be released tomorrow

Chief Minister has approved 25 Mobile Medical OPD services to ply across Udaipur. Doctor, Nurse and Medication to attend to ailing patients across Udaipur district
25 Medical OPD Vans plying in Udaipur, Prime COVID patient from Udaipur to be released tomorrow

1 OPD Mobile Service per Block, 2 OPD Mobile Services per SDM HQ

Udaipur's first COVID Patient and co-infected to be released tomorrow

Udaipur has no intrinsic COVID Cases. The two additional, 1 in Salumber and 1 in Mavli have carried the disease from Ahmedabad and Mumbai respectively

Dr Dinesh Kharade, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Udaipur, informed today that 21 of the 25 Medical OPD Mobile services have begun plying across Udaipur district in each of the 8 assembly segments, i.e. Udaipur City, Udaipur Rural, Jhadol, Gogunda, Kherwara, Mavli, Salumber and Vallabhnagar.  3 Medical OPD Services are plying in Udaipur City, while 2-3 Mobile Medical OPD Services have been allocated to each of the 7 other assembly segments.  The remaining 4 OPD vehicles will be ready to operate from tomorrow, i.e. 28 April, ensuring that all the 25 alloted Mobile Medical OPDs are operating.

As per Dr Kharade, each Mobile Medical OPD vehicle will be equipped with basic first aid kits, will have a Doctor and a Nurse in attendance and will also have medicines in stock.  Patients with ailments can approach the Mobile Medical OPD and get consultation as well as referral or treatment.  Those suffering from Diabetes and Hypertension will also be provided medicines through the OPD services.

Decision to implement the Mobile Medical OPD Services was based on a call taken by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot in consutation with the Secretary as well as the State Minister for Medicine and Health.  Those suffering from other ailments apart from the in picture COVID, will be facing problems in getting to hospital and in order to preserve the sanctity of lockdown, their staying at home is all the more necessary. In order to provide health and medical facilities at the doorstep of people, especially those staying in remote areas, this step was taken.

COVID Status in Udaipur

Dr Dinesh, while udating on the status of those patients from Udaipur district who are undergoing treatment at MB Hospital, said that the first primary COVID-19 patient from Udaipur and his cousin, will be released tomorrow, i.e. 28 April. The other 2 adults who had got the infection from him, are still positive and will be treated accordingly.

The patient from Salumber, who is COVID positive and in MB Hospital, had arrived from Ahmedabad against medical orders, and was picked up by the medical team from Salumber.  His contact tracing has been done and home and institutional quarantine of the contacts is under process.

The patient from Themla, Mavil, has arrived with a COVID positive patient from Mumbai.  He was placed under treatment on 26 April, along with the patient from Rajsamand through whom he got the infection.

Dr Dinesh has advised, that thought there is a chance that Udaipur gets some relaxation in terms of lockdown relief, people should abstain from moving out of their homes unless it is deemed necessary.  This will ensure that the lockdown protocols are followed in spirit.

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