Since September, our 24-bed devoted Covid maternity block has been operational. “The variety of Covid-19 circumstances fell to zero in February, and circumstances have been being reported in single digits in March and April. With the providers of the OBG division, KMC Hospital, we’ve got geared as much as struggle the pandemic, and to extend the variety of beds, primarily based on the necessity. We have now arrange a separate labour room and an operation theatre for Covid-19 sufferers. Practically 99% of the sufferers are asymptomatic, and just one new child has examined optimistic to this point,” he stated.
Dr Durgaprasad is ensuring that each Covid-19 affected person’s case, who has delivered a child and is discharged from the hospital, is adopted up upon, until the mom completes her quarantine interval. “For this we’ve got created a WhatsApp group, which incorporates all district and taluk well being officers. As soon as the mom who examined optimistic on the time of supply is discharged, primarily based on the main points accessible on the Thayi card, the involved junior well being assistant is knowledgeable, and her phone quantity is added to the group. She has to comply with the case and submit well being updates of the affected person, repeatedly on the WhatsApp group, until the affected person completes the quarantine interval. That is adopted for sufferers exterior the district too,” he stated.
Greater than 50% of the sufferers who go to the hospital are from exterior the district. In the meantime, the hospital has ample oxygen provide and an obstetric ICU is devoted to deal with Covid-19 sufferers. On common, the hospital conducts 450-500 deliveries each month, and final October, a report 800 deliveries have been carried out.