Kalinganagar, July 02, 2020
At a time when fighting Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has become a challenge for the entire country, Tata Steel Medica Hospital (TSMH) located in Kalinganagar is contributing to the efforts of the Odisha government in tackling the Covid pandemic in the State.
Tata Steel Medica Hospital which has been designated by the Odisha Government as a Covid Hospital, has ensured safety of all the doctors, nurses, healthcare staff among others while providing world-class medical treatment and services to the Covid patients.
Through strict safety protocols for patients and staff, stringent sanitisation and infection control measures at all touch points and regular training of staff and medical teams, the hospital has ensured maximum safety for all the stakeholders.
Set-up by the District administration in partnership with Tata Steel Medica hospital and fully funded by Tata Steel Medica, the Covid-19 hospital has been operating since April 2020. Jajpur district administration has extended all support for hassle free treatment at the hospital. It has 150 beds including 10 ICU beds with 5 ventilators, isolation wards, and all necessary equipment to treat Covid-19 patients. The RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction) COVID testing laboratory is in the pipeline and shall be set-up within the hospital.
As a rare feat, about 450 Covid patients have been treated at the Covid Hospital with zero mortality. To avoid any lapse in care, the standard precautions for hygiene and clinical care is monitored by the management of the hospital. Besides, workplace safety measures to safeguard employees are being monitored closely to avoid any surprises. The fact that till date none of COVID workers have been infected is testimony to the strict quality and infection control at the Hospital.
As a measure of extra caution, the hospital is adhering to 6-hour per day shifts and 14 days duty followed by 14 days quarantine schedule for all the staff working in these areas. The best quality PPE (personal protective equipment) is being used by the COVID warriors. Separate single room accommodation in 3-star hotels is also being provided to ensure contactless comfort.
Apart from taking all measures to ensure the safety of the COVID warriors at the Hospital, Tata Steel Medica hospital has put in place adequate safety measures for its segregated non-COVID areas and patients.
The 24-bed non-COVID unit has been kept completely separated, with no contact with the COVID-19 section. The medical personnel including doctors, nurses and technicians, house-keeping and security staff are completely separated, servicing only the patients in this wing.
On an average, the hospital is serving about 80 out-patients per day including road traffic accident and trauma patients, burn injuries, emergency baby deliveries etc. More than 70 emergency surgeries have been performed successfully on non-COVID patients with healthy outcomes. Besides, more than 2050 dialysis were done during this period ensuring complete safety of both patients and the staff.
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