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Remember Covid-19? It’s back!



Remember Covid-19? It’s back!
Remember Covid-19? It’s back!

Increasing COVID-19 cases prompt heightened vigilance to prevent contagion, health professionals have warned, as they note a rise in flu cases.

The population are also urged not to dismiss symptoms and consult a doctor for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Hospitals are re-introducing measures to isolate COVID-19 patients, and severe cases are treated separately from ICU. Meanwhile, shortages of healthcare workers are said to be intensify pressure on medical facilities.

As the year-end holidays approach, the use of face masks in crowded places with poor ventilation is being strongly advised.

Meanwhile, new measures have been introduced to enhance the care of Covid-19 patients, including the utilisation of intensive care units at Dr A.G. Jeetoo Hospital and SSRN.

The Ministry of Health has reexamined its strategies for managing positive cases in regional hospitals to maintain a state of alertness against the disease. Covid-19 testing centres will now function as Flu Clinics, operating from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, while hospitalised patients will still undergo testing.

Furthermore, there will be increased surveillance of respiratory viruses through the collection of 50 samples weekly. Healthcare professionals who test positive via rapid antigen tests will no longer require a PCR test for confirmation.

The duration of isolation for Covid-19 positive patients will be determined by attending physicians, and those in need of intensive care will be admitted to designated hospitals.

However, it should be noted that certain regional establishments lack isolation facilities. Newborns requiring intensive care will be accommodated in the Neonatal ICU.

Source: Defi Media

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