Hyderabad: Normal healthcare services for non-Covid patients were restored in all government hospitals in Telangana on Monday, after a period of over 50 days of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The outpatient services and elective surgeries got underway in all State-run hospitals across TS, amidst a slew of measures aimed at maintaining physical distancing in hospitals, safety for healthcare workers and reducing hospital infections.
Apart from outpatient services, general hospitals like Osmania General Hospital (OGH) and district hospitals are also organising special fever clinics to identify people with Influenza like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) cases.
The outpatient wing at Fever Hospital received nearly 400 patients while another 600 visited the outpatient wing at OGH. The patient flow is expected to rise in the coming days, as transport facilities become available after restrictions are eased.
Gandhi Hospital and Chest Hospital, Erragadda, are the nodal centres for providing treatment facilities to SARS-CoV-2 suspected and positive patients. As a result, the outpatient facilities and elective surgeries at both these hospitals are not available for non-Covid patients. A part of SD Eye Hospital, Mehdipatnam, is also being utilised as quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus cases.
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