New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The main Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here is now a non Covid-19 hospital and no suspected or proven cases of Covid-19 will be admitted till further orders.
This is as per the modified order of Delhi’s Director General of Health Services.
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has designated its affiliated hospital Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet Hospital at Pusa Road as Covid-19 only hospital as approved by the Delhi government. All suspected/proved cases of Covid-19 will be admitted in this hospital.
A properly isolated and dedicated fever clinic will be run both at main hospital as well as affiliated Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet hospital.
So far only 3 cases were found to be positive at the hospital and 108 healthcare workers involved in the care of these patients were quarantined in the interest of health workers, their families and society at large.
Only one of the quarantined workers has tested positive and has no symptoms yet. At the end of two weeks of quarantine, all quarantine staff will be tested for Covid19.
D.S. Rana, Chairman, board of management, Ganga Ram Hospital said that in order to provide care to patients, a virtual OPD has been started and this will continue even after the lockdown is over in order to reduce the burden of people in the OPD.
Consultants of the hospital are providing follow-up consultations on telephone through various apps.
While the hospital’s main campus in Rajinder Nagar will be admitting patients who are not suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19, in view of the pandemic, all precautions will be taken care by all the staff as per government guidelines.