Now, you can avail of ICU facility at Civil Hospital

  • | Tuesday | 21st November, 2023

GURGAON: A 14-bed intensive care unit became functional at the Civil Hospital in Sector 10 on Monday. The ICU has a six-bed intensive care ward and an eight-bed high dependency unit.We have all the necessary medical equipment to start the service. Already, three patients have been admitted to the HDU uniton Monday. Five anaesthetists, one pulmonologist and two physicians will run the facility.The ICU will have patients and staff nurses in a 1:1 ratio, while in HDU it will be 2:1 ratio, said chief medical officer Dr Virender Yadav.The CMO added that they will train the existing staff on the norms so that the patients dont have to go to the medical college or other institutions to avail of ICU facilities.We have an adequate number of ventilators, non-invasive ventilators and Bi Pap machines for the facility at present. In the future, we also plan to start dialysis service for patients in the same setup, he said.With this new addition, the critical patients will no longer need to be referred to Delhi or Rohtak for treatment.According to the officials, the hospital is also strengthening all critical care services, emergency department, labour room, new-born stabilisation unit, operation theatre at all sub-divisional hospitals and first referral units. These steps are meant to help fill the gaps in health infrastructure, surveillance and health research in both urban and rural areas, so that the city is equipped in managing pandemics or other health crises.The aim is to reduce both the maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate which are one of the main indicators of health care services. According to the 2018-20 data, released by the Registrar General of India on December 1, 2022, the state has fallen behind in maternal healthcare. The MMR for the state rose to 110 in 2018-20, from 96 in 2016-18, a rise of 14%.Due to the influx of patients from the Civil Lines hospital, over 2,000 patients visit the out-patient department of the government hospital in Sector 10 daily, which is struggling to meet the demand. Though the city has witnessed an alarming population surge in the past decade, healthcare facilities and infrastructure have not kept up with the pace. A large chunk of the population cant afford treatment in private hospitals. As a result, thousands of patients visit the Sector 10 Civil hospital.We also published the following articles recentlyHospitals and patients must be protected: White HouseThe White House has emphasized the need to protect hospitals and patients following an Israeli military operation in Gazas largest hospital, Al-Shifa. A spokesperson from the National Security Council stated that the US does not support striking a hospital and does not want to see innocent and helpless people caught in the crossfire. President Joe Biden had a conversation with Israels Benjamin Netanyahu, but the operation was not discussed. Witnesses have reported dire conditions at Al-Shifa, including medical procedures without anesthetic and a lack of basic necessities.Medics and patients, including babies, stranded as battles rage around Gaza hospitalsBattles between Israel and Hamas have forced Palestinians to flee hospitals in northern Gaza, leaving critically wounded patients and newborns without supplies or electricity. Both sides have accused each other of using hospitals as cover for fighters. The Israeli military released footage of weapons found in a childrens hospital that it had moved into over the weekend. Hospitals in the combat zone have been forced to shut down due to nearby fighting and lack of resources. The Red Cross attempted to evacuate patients and staff from Al-Quds Hospital but had to turn back due to shelling.Moving vulnerable Gaza hospital patients impossible: WHOThe World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that it is impossible to move the most vulnerable patients from Gazas Al-Shifa hospital. The Israeli mission in Geneva criticized the WHO, OCHA, and the ICRC for their comments on Israels call for civilians to leave the hospital. The WHO argues that moving these patients would result in their deaths and that hospitals should never be under attack. The ICRC also emphasized that hospitals are protected under international humanitarian law. Israel denies targeting Al-Shifa hospital and has urged the population to move to the south of Gaza.

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