JAMMU — To rationalise the hospital needs under triage, the Divisional Administration Jammu has set up a treatment protocol for COVID-19 positive patients and also notified non-COVID hospitals for general treatments.
As per a circular, the divisional administration has issued a protocol for COVID-19 positive patients to be managed in the Level-1 designated COVID-19 hospitals.
All the patients have been asked to report Chest Diseases Hospital, Jammu, where Nodal Officer from Director Health Services and Medical Superintendent, Chest Diseases Hospital, Jammu, are responsible for triage of patients to referral hospitals on Category-1 or Category-II as per medical care needs of the patient.
As per the Circular, Government Medical College, Jammu, has been designated as Category-I while Chest Diseases Hospital, Jammu, MCH Gandhinagar, Jammu and Old Block, Gandhinagar Hospital, Jammu, as Category-II hospitals.
As per the circular, COVID positive patients of Obstetrics & Gynaecology referred from Peripheral Health Institutions should be treated at Old Block, Gandhinagar Hospital, Jammu.
“COVID positive patients of Obst. & Gynae referred from SMGS Hospital, Jammu at MCH Gandhinagar, Jammu, Dialysis of COVID positive patients requiring Level-I care at HDU Ward of GMCH, Jammu, Dialysis of COVID positive patients not requiring Level-I care at Old Block, Gandhinagar Hospital, Jammu, COVID Positive Children upto 18 years at MCH Gandhinagar, Jammu.”
The circular states that COVID-19 positive patients referred from Peripheral Health Institutions and requiring Surgical interventions to Old Block, Gandhinagar Hospital, Jammu, while patients admitted in GMC and Associated Hospitals, Jammu, requiring surgical interventions to MCH Gandhinagar, Jammu.
The administration also notified non- COVID care hospitals for routine treatments which include Super Specialty Hospital, Jammu, SMGS Hospital, Jammu, Govt. Hospital, Sarwal, Jammu, Sub District Hospital, Kot Bhalwal, Sub District Hospital, R.S. Pura and Sub District Hospital, Akhnoor.
“The Treatment Protocol has been finalised after due deliberations with deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Principal, Govt. Medical College, Jammu and Director Health Services, Jammu and shall remain in force till further orders and shall be subject to change based on period in case assessment of the evolving COVID-19 situation,” the circular reads. (KNO)