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Technical & Programmatic support to COVID-19 health centre staff in Rajasthan

COVID-19 dashboard for Jammu & Kashmir

he team conducted holistic set of activities to reduce the impact of the pandemic. Activities included assessment of hospitals and health care facilities, training healthcare staff on infection control practices and ensuring effective and streamlined contact tracing to control and reduce the infection risk

Following are the key activities undertaken by the team:

  • Validation of Case Investigation Form: After video Conference by WHO, it was decided that CIF of all COVID-19 patients as well as high risk contacts will be filled by taking appropriate history from the isolated contacts
  • Line listing and Death Reporting of Suspicious Deaths: A line listing of all the deaths occurring at home during the last two months have been obtained from each block. The data has been compiled for further analysis
  • Supporting WHO for compilation of Data record of COVID-19 Positive cases: All case forms compiled from the Districts of Udaipur, Dungarpur & Banswara were checked for their clinical information and accuracy, history was checked and ascertained
  • Assessment of Facilities: State has decided to convert health facilities into DCH (District Covid-19 Hospitals), DCHC (District Covid-19 Health Centre) & CCC (Covid Care Centre). Keeping in view hospitals were inspected to assign them to various categories. GBH American Hospital was inspected with WHO team and after discussion with hospital authorities it was assigned the status of DCHC, Pacific Hospital was assigned the status of CCC
  • Training of staff on Infection Control Practices: An orientation session for the staff and consultant of DCHC was taken to orient staff on the infection control and treatment of COVID-19-doffing and donning of the PPE kit, control of infections in the settings dealing with COVID-19 patients and treatment as well as prophylaxis of patients
  • Ensuring Contact Tracing: NIPI team member ensured supporting contact tracing of high risk and low risk contacts of positive patients. All the data was streamlined and updated in the database
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