The state government, in a video conference organised today afternoon from 1pm till 4pm, discussed the implementation of the new ICMR guidelines related to COVID testing, implementation and training for Proning exercises and conducting a house to house survey for identifying potential COVID patients.
Subsequent to the discussion, the following instructions have been given with immediate effect:
The health department has instructed the training for the Proning technique be provided to doctors and nurses, so that preliminary care can be given in the absence of Oxygen supply infrastructure. Proning has already been explained in this post on UdaipurTimes.
House to House Survey
In the first phase of the house to house survey for identifying patients who show COVID symptoms the availability of medicines is a cause of concern. When the house to house survey is conducted, the team identifies people who are having COVID symptoms. Once identified, the team gives a regular home quarantine medical kit to the patient, so that the infection is cured before it reaches a nasty level. However, as per the survey, it was found that the medicine availability is not enough to support such patients who have these symptoms. The administration is looking at facilitating medicines, which are only 40% of the demand, that has been sent to the state department.