Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayana, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and Administrators from Ramanagara District, Shri Ikram, Chief Executive Officer, Ramanagarar, Smt M S Archana, Deputy Commissioner, Ramanagara, Shri B P Vijay, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ramanagara visited Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital on 28th June 2020 to inspect the facilities, Infrastructure, Health Care Workers recourses for the COVID-19 patients admitted from Ramanagara District and to discuss the requirements, facilities support provided by the institution to the Ramanagara District Administration. Members present in the meeting from Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital were Dr. Vijayanand S., Executive Director, Dean, Principal, Medical Superintendent and Vice Principal.
The first and the foremost Hon’ble DCP Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayana admired our beloved Founder Chancellor Dr. A. C. Shanmugam, RRMCH for extending his support and services provided to Ramanagara Administration from RRMCH for the management of COVID-19 patients.
The Administrators of Ramanagara DCM, CEO, DHA who were present in the meeting expressed the shortage of Health Care Workers in Ramanagara District.
In view of this, the services of Doctors and Nurses were requested from RRMCH to which the institution immediately has agreed to support the Government in the best way possible. The management has agreed to enhance the number of oxygenation beds to 100. Since the Institution is considered under Ramanagara administration, DCM announced that Rajarajeswari Hospital as the Main Referral Central for the management of COVID-19 patient for Ramanagara District.
These points were also discussed in the meeting …………
– Number of oxygenated beds available in ICU and HDU
– How to increase the inpatients bed in case of surge in COVID-19 patients
– DCM requested to increase the oxygenated beds to at least 100 numbers.
– DCM also requested the services of HCW from the institution to get involved surveillance at Taluk Health Centre for which the Principal, RRMCH said that arrangements will be made to depute Doctors and HCW for this purpose, it would be better to start surveillance from PHC level.
Principal, RRMCH also briefed about the RRMCH facilities provided and also requested the Government for further assistance. Medical Superintendent, RRMCH provided details of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and arrangements made for managing the COVID-19 Patients.
Details regarding treatment aspects for different Categories, safety precautions for HCW included PPE basic facilities for the patients, quarantine facilities for HCW, Sanitization of the COVID ward and disposal of Biomedical waste was also discussed & requested to arrange a Police check post in the Hospital and to post a Nodal Officer (24/7) to facilitate the institution in managing the Pandemic.