Naval Hospital 'Patanjali' at Karwar treating infected

Source: UNI | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 31st March 2020, 9:22 PM | Coastal News |

KARWAR: Indian Naval Hospital Ship ‘Patanjali’ at Karwar became the first armed forces hospital to be treating civilians affected by the pandemic On a day when three new cases of Covid-19 were reported from Uttara Kannada district.

According to a press release issued by the Naval Base on Sunday, ‘Patanjali’ has been prepared for the treatment of Covid-19 patients based on a request by the State government.
These patients are being brought in from the nearby town of Bhatkal where six positive cases have been reported so far.

An isolation ward has been set up in the hospital as per the medical safety norms. Independent medical, paramedical, and nursing staff who are required to provide continuous treatment will be residing on the hospital premises.

The naval authorities have created a system for safe disposal of biomedical waste generated on the hospital premises, in consultation with the district administration, the release said.
Deputy Commissioner of Uttara Kannada District K Harish Kumar said that all the infected patients in the district had been shifted to the isolation ward on ‘Patanjali’

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