Coronavirus | T.N. has seamless system to manage pandemic: Health Secy.
Those testing constructive for COVID-19 mustn’t panic because the State has created a seamless system to manage sufferers, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan has stated.
Following a gathering with medical doctors of the Government Medical College Hospital, Omandurar Estate, on Saturday, he stated well being officers have been holding conferences often to assess the scenario. Once samples have been lifted and processed, outcomes have been supplied to the sufferers, the Corporation and the Health Department, he stated.
The Corporation has 96 automobiles to choose up sufferers and produce them to the 12 designated fever surveillance clinics for additional exams, similar to X-ray and blood profiling.
Based on the outcomes, medical doctors resolve on hospitalisation, dwelling isolation or therapy at COVID-19 Care Centres, he stated. Decisions are made as per the rules supplied by medical doctors on the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, he stated.
“We therefore request people to go to fever surveillance camps in the beginning. If patients feel that they have symptoms and require treatment, they may call the Corporation’s control room helpline numbers — 044-4612 2300 or 044-2538 4520 or 104. The medical team will assess the situation and help them accordingly. Residents can also call the above numbers if the Corporation staff do not reach out to them within 24 hours of receiving the test results,” he stated.
He assured the those that the State had satisfactory medical amenities. “We have a system in place to avoid crowding at hospitals,” Dr. Radhakrishnan stated, including that the State had a adequate inventory of medicines. “People are sent to these centres as they cannot be placed along with those with severe symptoms and who require hospitalisation. People who have recovered and can go for yoga or to the library should opt to give up hospital beds so that the really sick can benefit,” he stated.
For the subsequent 10 days, medical faculty hospitals and specialist outpatient clinics at major well being centres had been instructed to put elective surgical procedures in abeyance.
“These account for around 5,000 persons. This will reduce crowding at hospitals,” he stated.
The State has augmented its oxygen storage capability, and has additionally elevated its oxygen tank capability at hospitals, he stated.
“In the past several days, we have been coming across people taking medicines such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab. They should be administered only under the supervision of doctors,” he stated. Most individuals will get well with simply zinc tablets and azithromycin, he stated.
The State had “a good chance of controlling the spread”, he stated.
Of the 1.20 lakh residential streets, in as many as 4,256 locations the Health Department has recorded over three circumstances every. These embrace 3,570 streets and 686 residences. In 17,157 village streets and 23,068 city streets, fewer than three circumstances have been recognized. “If we have total control in these areas, we can reduce the transmission,” he stated.