• Sargodha University established a field hospital having capacity of 80 patients in its Medical College
2020-04-20 21:22:00

Sargodha University established a field hospital having capacity of 80 patients in its Medical College

To combat the capacity issues of public hospitals for corona patients, Sargodha University has established a field hospital in its Medical College to house around 100 patients with high dependency unit working 24/7, on April 20.

Sargodha University is among the first public sector universities to deploy field hospital for corona patients in very limited time. The hospital is equipped with all the necessary facilities where the team of doctors and paramedics of the college would actively perform their duties round the clock.

 

While appreciating the efforts and community services of Sargodha University, Deputy Commissioner Sargodha, Abdullah Nayyar has extended cooperation from the district administration and pledged that the role of doctors and paramedics of SMC would be remembered ever. Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar praised the University in a tweet.

Functions

  • Separate medical equipment would be provided to each patient.
  • There would be fully furnished separate wards for males and females with necessary services of Wi-Fi, video call and daily newspapers.
  • For security protocols, cameras are installed in the hospital which would be monitored through display screens in the control room.
  • Senior doctors, consultants, medical officers/ postgraduate trainees, and nurses in full protective gear would be providing medical services in isolation wards.
  • Medicines will be available at the hospital's in-house pharmacy.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to all doctors, nurses and paramedical staff along with Donning (Putting ON) and Doffing (Putting OFF) training.
  • High dependency unit is equipped with blood pressure apparatus, ECG Machines, blood sugar level and cardiac monitors. It also has a facility of a cardiac defibrillator.
  • For the intensive care patients, O2 inhalator or injectable medicine will be managed in high dependency unit.
  • Proper disinfection of wards and equipment will be done with disinfectants and waste will be disposed of in Yellow room, outside the hospital, according to Infection Prevention guidelines.
  • Patients will be discharged once their COVID-19 test becomes negative according to the guidelines.
  • In case of emergency, Rescue 1122 service would be utilized.