New Delhi: Seeing the decrease in corona cases in the country, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has made a big announcement. The government has announced that OPD services for general patients will start at all community health centers and primary health centers from Friday.
In an order issued by Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad, it is important to restore normal patient care amid reports of patients suffering due to poor availability of non-COVID-19 care. Many instructions have been given to him.”
According to the order, medical services in district hospitals should also be started with due care and caution in view of the Kovid infection.
“The planned surgery may be scheduled after RT PCR/TrueNat negative report,” the order said. Post-Covid care should also be started in all district hospitals with proper arrangement of doctors, physiotherapists and mental health specialists.
All health facilities should have fever clinics. Patients with fever, influenza-like illness should be kept away from other patients. There should also be arrangements for Kovid-19 screening.
The order also states that outpatient and inpatient services should be started at community and primary health centres. If a patient is undergoing treatment at these centres, the patient should be transferred to a Level-2 facility so that services can be resumed after proper sanitisation activity.
Steps should be taken to ensure that services provided to pregnant women, including antenatal care, delivery and even C-section procedures, are resumed.
The order said that steps should be taken to restart the urban health centres.