Hyderabad: A Health Center well-established in Masjid Ishaq in N.S. Kunta in 2018 by Contributing Hand Foundation & SEED, USA, that was functioning as a primary healthcare center within the Urban slums for weaker sections has as of now re-opened post lock down. Also, with the 1st of its kind Coronavirus compliant protocol & TRIAGE in a primary care level value emulating.
Given the raise in COVID-19 instances in Old City, it’s quite important to have a clinic that is safe for the sufferers, doctors & employees. Additionally, fever surveillance is being carried out & counseling going to be given for house quarantine care by this doctors from that Masjid Health Center to isolate & make a quick referral for any suspected complaint.
All sufferers coming to the clinic are being assessed in a TRIAGE, that have trained counselors, who’re doing thermal testing & verifying oxygen saturation levels. They thereafter entered the information in an ICMR developed risk evaluation form that imparts scores on a scale of 1 to 10.
Any patient with a score of greater than 4 going to be triaged for house quarantine care. After getting free medicines, the counselors going to monitor & track their own health status frequently.
In any given time only 8 sufferers going to be permitted inside after they gain clearance from that TRIAGE after being sanitized & given face mask, the rest going to be shifted to the awaiting region within the adjacent stop.
All sufferers walking into the clinic going to be given face mask & wall rised hand sanitiser are positioned for sanitizing the hands before & after consultation. All this doctors & employees are given N-95 mask & gloves for their own safety.
Provision is also was made for daily fumigation of the clinic region with all this equipment & instruments utilized within the clinic by a committed tandem of sanitation labour.
The doctors within the clinic going to watch 1 patient every awhile 6 remaining going to await for their own turn in any given time. The vitals & cases of the 6 sufferers going to be checked by this nurses within the 2nd triage station inside the masjid & an OP slip going to be handed over to them for consultation.
A Fever Surveillance protocol was equipped by this doctors that going to track the fever instances recorded in the center by a tandem of counselors from that TRIAGE. Daily tracking & supervising going to support identify the symptomatic instances that want to be tested for COVID & clinically managed in hospitals.
Suspected instances who present with signs of SOB, desaturation & tightness within the chest, going to be referred to COVID center.
Huge exhaust fans were positioned on within the dental OPD & a rised table fan is positioned adjacent to the dental chair, that going to constantly blow the air far away when the dental surgeon is performing the process with the PPE as a safety & protection measure.
All sufferers walking into the clinic going to be given face mask & a wall rised hand sanitiser are positioned for sanitizing the hands before & after consultation. All this doctors & employees are given N-95 face masks & gloves for their own safety. A provision has also being made for daily fumigation of the clinic region with all this equipment & instruments utilized within the clinic by a committed tandem of sanitation labour.
“Given the raise of the epidemic. the safety & protection of our doctors, employees & sufferers is quite important & hence we’ve come up with this COVID compliant model that going to give the doctors & sufferers the needed confidence in offering & seeking quality healthcare solutions that are currently overwhelmed,” states Mr. Mujtaba Hasan Askari of Contributing Hand Foundation.