MUMBAI: BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal on Monday issued orders for appointment of nodal officers at the 24 ward war rooms and jumbo field hospitals to ensure symptomatic Covid-19 patients are allotted hospital beds promptly.
These nodal officers will fu-nction in two shifts—3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am—and will have to be constantly in touch with each other to facilitate bed allotment, especially between 11pm and 7am when allotments will be predominantly done in jumbo field hospitals, said Chahal. Upon arrival at a jumbo facility, the patient will be provided a ‘suitable bed’ only after assessing his medical condition. Patients calling up the war rooms between 11pm and 7am will also be entitled to a bed even if their test or report is pending. They will be allotted beds in the ‘suspected’ category, stabilised with oxygen, if required, and then administered the test.
The BMC also directed testing labs to submit reports of patients tested the previous day by 6am daily—within 24 hours of their swab collection—to ensure they get beds by 8am the same day. Presently, positive reports of patients tested before 2pm are submitted to BMC by midnight the same day.

Source link Times of India


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