Ministry gears up to tackle Ebola virus at MY Hospital in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 12:47 IST

A two-member team from the ministry of health and family welfare visited MY hospital on Wednesday to inspect and scrutinise the hospital's preparedness in case of an Ebola outbreak. The team visited the hospital early in the day and also identified a spot in the hospital which can be converted into an isolation room.

"We have selected two rooms in the basement for the isolation of the patient. While one will be the changing room, the other will be the isolation room," said Dr AD Bhatnagar, superintendent of the hospital.

While some civil changes in the entrance and positioning of beds will be made of the isolation room, the team also recommended the procurement of equipment to ensure better safety and analysis. A recommendation of appointing five nodal officers was also made to ensure that order is maintained in case of a chaos.

"We have appointed people from Microbiology, Medicine, Forensics, Casualty and Bio-chemistry departments. It should be noted that the disease is more fatal for people who are treating the patient. It is a major occupational hazard," added Dr Bhatnagar. Dr Balwinder Singh and Dr Ratnakar Sahu were the two members visiting the hospital.

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