Preventive measures in the wake of COVID-19 for the safety of all in hospital

  1. Minimize exposure to infections with the use of protective gear
    • Medical professionals and related staff are to wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
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  2. Frequent cleaning of public areas and surfaces where physical touch is common, in a bid to prevent infections from physical touch and droplets in the air. High-quality solution is used for effective viral disinfection up to international standards.
    • To cleaning physicians’ consultation rooms
    • To clean lift buttons and all over the lifts every hour
    • To clean door knobs, railings and escalator handrails
    • To clean queue number machines and ATMs
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  3. Reorganized entrances and exits, along with newly designated areas in hospital
    Patients and visitors in general

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    • Single-channel policy to control infections
    • Compulsory thermoscan for all incoming and outgoing visitors
    • On-site health screening by nurses
    • Alcohol sanitizers are available hospital-wide.
    • Face masks are given to patients with medical needs.

    Patients with symptoms of respiratory diseases

    • The separate entrance and exit, far away from other patients
    • Designated pick-up point for patient transfer to the Fever and Acute Respiratory Tract Infection Clinic. The vehicles will be disinfected every time after use.
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  4. Medical readiness in anticipation of high-risk patients
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    • The Fever and Acute Respiratory Tract Infection Clinic has been set up to provide one-stop medical services, from diagnosis and X-ray, to laboratory and medicine prescription.
    • At the Fever and Acute Respiratory Tract Infection Clinic, all doctors and nurses get prepared in case of patients at risk of COVID-19 infections.
    • High-risk patients are taken to an isolation room –negative pressure room to control infections.
    • Air purifiers are in place in all the rooms in use.
  5. Policy in place as to exposure or arising symptoms in medical professionals and hospital staff
    • Measures are in place to prevent infections in staff, i.e. observation, follow up with results, and 14-day quarantine.
    • Face masks are given to staff.
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  6. Training and knowledge circulation for medical professionals and hospital staff
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  7. Reporting system is in place at hospital with a commitment to report to public health authorities.
    • To set up a central command center for effective assessment of the current situation and realignment accordingly.

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