Nagpur: Taking serious knowledge of recent cases, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) issued instructions on Tuesday to all private hospitals, radiology centers and pathology laboratories to provide information on pneumonia patients, severe acute respiratory diseases and high-risk patients immediately after admission, and to ensure that they are treated with all safety guidelines. The civic body has reportedly begun to obtain information from private medical services.
NMC Associate Medical Officer (Health) Dr. Praveen Gantawar told “Guidelines were needed to control Covid-19. Two patients were tested in two centres and one of them was admitted to the Janata Hospital. Later, these patients were tested positive. We had to seal Janata Hospital, Dhande’s Panorama MRI Center and Rainbow Medinova Diagnostic Centre. “Gantawar added,” We also had to quarantine a large number of doctors and related staff. Such instances and the spread of Covid-19 can be avoided if we get information in advance. We’re going to send our team of doctors and get these patients tested in the early stages. “Private hospitals and centres had begun to provide the information, he added.
The North Nagpur doctor informed NMC that a group of eight persons from Minimata Nagar Slum had returned from Lucknow the previous day and one of them had contacted him complaining of dry cough.
“Despite the sealing of borders, the group managed to enter the city, misusing a truck loaded with vegetables. One of them visited my clinic on Tuesday, complaining about the cough. I warned the NMC to check it out, “said the doctor.
The NMC team immediately attended the person and directed all eight people to observe quarantine at home. The NMC has yet to decide whether to grant approval for the restart of the Janata Hospital and the two diagnostic centres.
Gantawar said, “30 staff members of the Janata Hospital — doctors, nurses, pathologists, etc .— are transferred to the MLA Hostel for quarantine. Around seven staff from the two diagnostic centres were also sent to the MLA Hostel. One of the two patients was also admitted to GMCH after the Janata Hospital.” “GMCH has therefore begun to quarantine the doctors who examined and treated him. GMCH sent nurses and quarantine boys to the MLA Hostel. They’re all doing well and don’t have any symptoms, “he said.
Mayo Hospital and GMCH reported that all patients, excluding two patients from Buldana, were negative.
The NMC continued its door-to-door containment drive through the city. Driving is also taking place in a housing company located in front of Gandhisagar in central Nagpur, where one of the apartment owners tested positive a day ago.