The Gujarat authorities on Wednesday downplayed the lengthy queue of ambulances carrying COVID-19 sufferers seen outdoors the civil hospital, saying the admission of sufferers is being carried out as per the protocols which simply can’t be discarded.
The authorities mentioned it was unfair to affiliate the queue with the effectivity of the civil hospital in dealing with the scenario.
The civil hospital campus in Asarva space of town homes a devoted 1,200-bed hospital for COVID-19 sufferers.
Since the final week, an extended queue of ambulances carrying coronavirus constructive sufferers has been seen outdoors the hospital constructing.
During a listening to on the general pandemic scenario within the state, the Gujarat High Court not too long ago noticed that “over 40 ambulances were found queued up outside the civil hospital”.
The HC had cited media stories claiming that COVID-19 sufferers are queuing up in ambulances as beds usually are not obtainable in any hospitals.
In its reply, the federal government had informed the High Court that the queue of ambulances just isn’t a criterion to guage the effectivity of the civil hospital.
COVID-19 sufferers ready in ambulances are admitted to the hospital as per the protocol which can’t be put aside, it mentioned.
“The civil hospital is trying its best to save every patient. There is no relation between the queue and the efficiency of the civil hospital. We cannot bypass the set protocols just because there is a queue of ambulances,” an official launch quoted civil hospital superintendent Dr JV Modi as saying.
He mentioned the employees of the hospital assess the sufferers ready in ambulances as per their medical situation earlier than deciding the order of remedy.
“Those patients who need medical oxygen cannot be shifted to ordinary beds directly from ambulances. That decision could prove fatal for such patients. Such serious patients need to be shifted to the ICU,” Mr Modi mentioned.
He mentioned the admission precedence for sufferers is determined as per their degree of emergency in state-run hospitals.