Mangaluru: At a COVID 19 impact review meeting held at the auditorium of the deputy commissioner's office here on Monday, June 29 MP Nalin Kumar Kateel told the Health Department to interact and prevail upon private hospitals to set aside beds to accommodate coronavirus patients. This directive came in the wake of the rising number of cases in DK District.
The MP said, however, that the Private hospitals must update the district administration on the progress of patients admitted there on a daily basis.
Sources say that the Wenlock Beds set aside for COVID 19 patients is close to reaching its brim, and the situation does indeed look grim.
He quoted the state government's guidelines which provide for the utilization of services of retired MBBS or AYUSH medical officers and asked the officials to utilize services of private nursing college students if there is a shortage of nursing staff. He said, if need be, more ambulances can be hired from the Medical Colleges and hospitals to meet the requirement.
On funeral arrangements for COVID19 patients, the MP said that only connected staff wearing PPE Kits should be allowed to participate. He advised the officials to make sure that unconnected persons are not allowed to be present there, and if they violate rules, cases should be registered against them.
Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, MLA Vedavyas Kamath, deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, and additional deputy commissioner M J Roopa, in addition to several other officials, were present.
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