GUWAHATI, Aug 16 - City-based Marwari Hospitals has been treating COVID-19 patients with a 35-bed capacity and required facilities.
A team of dedicated healthcare professionals has been deployed for treating COVID-positive patients in a dedicated building having facilities like OT, separate entry and separate lifts.
Altogether 117 patients have been treated till date, 85 patients of them being discharged. At present, 32 active cases are being treated in the hospital. For patients requiring higher support, a four-bed HDU with ventilator support has also been set up. The hospital also carries out rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests for suspected COVID-19 patients.
�The hospital, while implementing the norms for accommodation of COVID patients, decided to separate COVID patients from other patients. The hospital has also attached importance to giving patients the right diet and every menu has been fixed keeping in mind the importance of a high-protein diet for COVID patients,� hospital superintendent Rohit Upadhaya said.
�Post ICMR approval, the hospital started rapid antigen and antibody testing as well and the laboratory for RT-PCR testing is already in operation,� he said.
�Till now, 27 hospital staff including doctors, nurses, administrators, dieticians, ambulance drivers, technicians, etc., were infected while discharging their duties in the hospital, but fortunately most of them have recovered and resumed their duties. A few others are undergoing treatment,� he added.