The student bodies are trying to gauge how the non-COVID patients are being treated amidst the raging second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpang Lup (AIMS), Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA), Manipuri students’ Federation (MSF), and Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK) on Saturday embarked on an inspection spree at different hospitals in the state regarding the treatment of non-COVID patients.
The student bodies are trying to gauge how the non-COVID patients are being treated amidst the raging second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and to ascertain whether the hospitals are facing any shortages of any kind.
Representatives of the student bodies on Friday inspected three private hospitals in the capital of the state — Imphal Hospital & Research Centre, Mother’s Care Children Hospital & Research Centre and Sky Hospital & Research Centre.
Imphal Hospital & Research Centre was found equipped with eight ICU beds, 30 Oxygen cylinders and one ventilator. Although the hospital does not provide emergency service, OPD service was provided on alternate days. Non-COVID patients are screened at the entrance and then proceed with necessary testing. If anyone is found COVID positive, the chief medical officer of Imphal West is contacted.
In Mother’s Care Children Hospital & Research Centre, the doctors, nurse and staff undergo COVID testing once a week. The hospital was equipped with proper ICU beds and adequate Oxygen cylinders.
Non-COVID patients are tested with Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before undergoing treatment at Sky Hospital & Research Centre. Five ICU beds including a ventilator are available in the hospital along with adequate Oxygen cylinders.
Commending the effort of the doctors, nurses and other staff, the student bodies urged the state government to work in consonance with the private health institutes. The student bodies also added that they will continue their inspection in other hospitals and clinics.