With rapid rise in the pandemic coronavirus infection cases in the country, the health care service for Nepalis is badly affected, the Ministry of Health and Population said. Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam admitted that they were struggling for the prevention and control of the infection amid the scarcity of the limited means and resources.
Gautam requested all to help prevent and control the coronavirus pandemic from their respective places considering this tough time as protecting the society from COVID-19 infection is responsibility of all.
Though the government has been making all out efforts to provide best treatment services as per the available means and resources, expectations of the infected people has not been fulfilled in some cases, Dr Gautam said.
Dr Gautam further said that all should follow the protocols determined by the government as 3,000 people might be infected after coming in contact with an infected.
The Ministry has directed the bodies concerned to refer the coronavirus infected patients only after making coordination as coronavirus infected people are found referred haphazardly.
Spokesperson of the Ministry, Dr Gautam shared that the Ministry has directed the private and community hospitals to make coordination while referring the coronavirus infected patients undergoing treatment at ICU at COVID-19 dedicated hospital. He opined, “The hospital referring patients without coordination should be responsible if there is any problem in the life of such patients.”
Similarly, the Ministry has directed the concerned hospitals to make arrangement of quarantine facilities for doctors, nurses and health professionals assigned for management of COVID-19.
Dr Gautam also urged not escape from quarantine facilities, isolation and hospitals to save life of own, society and family members from infection, saying that escaping from the quarantines, isolations and hospitals is to put own family and society at the risk of the infection. Quarantine, isolation and hospital are only the way for infected people not to allow spread the infection, he viewed.
Source: National News Agency Nepal