District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza Thursday stressed on strict compliance of new guidelines prescribed under new SOPs.
The DDC said this while chairing a meeting convened to discuss the fresh SOPs, guidelines relating to revision of protocol concerning the management of Covid-19 positive patients.
The new SOPs have been issued concerning isolation, discharge and home quarantine of confirmed COVID-19 cases and as per new guidelines, all asymptomatic contacts of Covid-19 cases will be allowed home quarantine.
While any asymptomatic person in contact with Covid-19 positive patients will be tested on the 6th day of the contact, if the test of the contact returns positive, then the defined protocol for COVID-19 shall be followed in letter and spirit.
The CMO Budgam, Dr Tajamul presented a detailed report of new SOPs, guidelines and other parameters to be followed through PowerPoint presentation.
The DDC said that under new SOPs the concerned teams shall first decide whether a person is eligible for home quarantine, ensure that the concerned patient shall have all suitable arrangements available at his home including separate washroom, bedroom and that the caregiver of the concerned patient has all the facility available to look after such kind of patient.
During the meeting, the DDC directed CMO Budgam to formulate a comprehensive structural plan to ensure that number of Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) shall be enhanced from one to two for every 10 medical blocks, besides, aggressive testing of symptomatic patients is done so that timely tracing of any affected person can be made possible.
He directed the CMO that all concerned medical staff involved in Covid-19 care duty be provided with sufficient quantities of Pulse Oximeters, thermometers and other allied equipment.
To ensure complete adherence of containment measures, the DC authorized the concerned to invoke all legal procedures in case of any laxity on part of affected, directing them to instantly impose a penalty up to Rs. 2000.'
The meeting was attended by all SDMs, concerned Nodal Officers and other paramedical staff.