New Delhi: The West Bengal govt on Monday recommended all COVID-19 hospitals within the state to factor demise certificate in step with the ideas set by way of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Also Read – Maharashtara Coronavirus Update Today: 60-Year-Old COVID Positive Man Commits Suicide at Quarantine Centre of PMC
The division additionally recommended the hospitals that “before putting hypoxic patients on ventilators, high flow nasal oxygen therapy should be tried as per the guideline”. Also Read – UGC Issues Revised Guidelines: Colleges to Conduct Online, Offline Exams by way of September End
Earlier, it had recommended all COVID-19 hospitals to go for “prone awake ventilation” as and when imaginable ahead of striking a affected person on typical mechanical air flow. Also Read – No Visa For Foreign Students, Including Indians, Whose Classes Move Online: US Government
The transfer would chop down on the usage of mechanical ventilators amid the surge in coronavirus instances, a senior authentic of the well being division stated.
Prone positioning air flow often known as as inclined wide awake air flow (mendacity flat at the abdominal to enhance oxygenation), which is most commonly utilized in extensive care gadgets (ICUs) for the ones having acute breathing misery syndrome (ARDS), will have to even be tried on COVID-19 sufferers, in step with an advisory issued by way of the dep..
If that doesn’t lend a hand, sufferers will have to be placed on typical ventilators, the authentic stated.
“With the number of COVID-19 cases soaring every day, we have to have ICUs and ventilators ready for patients at all times. But the number of ventilators the state has at the moment is not enough to support them all,” he stated.
West Bengal recently has 395 ventilators and 948 ICU beds in its COVID-19 hospitals, in step with state well being division information.
“In cases, where the doctors suspect that the patient has a ‘secondary bacterial infection’, the (blood) culture should be sent for examination and he or she should be put under mechanical ventilation,” the advisory mentioned.
The division additionally stated that “super-speciality teams should be available for appropriate advice in relevant cases”.
It has additionally warned towards “indiscriminate use” of antibiotics for bacterial infections.
“Since COVID-19 is a viral infection, justification for prescribing antibiotics must be documented…We need to avoid indiscriminate and prolonged (use of antibiotics) as experience shows that it may cause harm in many cases,” the advisory stated.
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