Bengaluru has added 562 new containment zones in four days from July 16-July 19. The total active containment zones in the city is 6,160 with Shantala Nagar having 113 cases followed by Jayanagar with 30 cases.
The city has 24,316 active cases taking the total tally of positive cases to 31,777. 6,793 patients have recovered.
Holistic approach to treat Covid patients
City Hospital has taken a holistic approach to make stay at hospital a less dreaded one as most of Covid- 19 patients have experienced stress, anxiety, distress and depression during their stay at hospital as they are away from their family and the fear of the Virus takes a toll on their mental well health .
Dr Jagadish Hiremath CEO Ace Suhas Hospital has started the Covid ward with the intention of providing holistic care to his patients who.
Explaining further on this, "The first thing we did was not to put them in a claustrophobic environment but in a floor full of natural lighting and ventilation. The next we did was to provide a mini library for them to spend time reading about inspirational stories about people recovering from extreme hardships with perseverance and positive attitude towards life."
Dr Hiremath also added that the hospital has also installed smart television with access to Netflix and Amazon prime in the library so that the patients' recreation needs are met.
"We have added indoor games like carom board & other board games like snakes and ladder for those above 40 who were not inclined towards gaming consoles which have also been installed for the patients. Young patients especially those who are under 40 were found more inclined towards using gaming consoles but these games and mobile time has been restricted to 2 hours/day," he said.
State's first plasma Bank
Victoria hospital in collaboration with Sai Krishna Charitable Trust has come up with the first free plasma Bank in Karnataka. A helpline number is issued- 080-47190606 where the recovered Covid patients are asked to approach.
State engages health consortium to provide remote home isolation monitoring services
Pankaj Kumar Pandey, IAS, Commissioner, Department of Health and Family Welfare conducted a meeting on July 16 with Swasth, a non-profit consortium of healthcare partners, to discuss its proposal for implementing a system to monitor home isolation for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID patients. As more patients with non-serious COVID-19 symptoms are being advised to isolate at home to ensure the availability of beds and resources for severely-ill patients, the system is intended to prevent the spread of the disease and ensure adequate care for patients in home isolation. The Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare Services issues a work order on July 17 for Swasth to work with the state to implement a 10-day care package through service providers for
patients isolating at home for an initial period of one month. This package will include daily monitoring of patients by healthcare professionals, and periodic check-ins by doctors....