Coronavirus Tests At Hyderabad’s Gandhi Hospital Starts From Today
After the third case of coronavirus was confirmed in India from Kerala, health ministry and the state government has come forward to begin the testing of novel coronavirus at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
Rapid diagnostic kits are being used by the doctors and the special team that came to Hyderabad to check the preparedness of the hospitals. What is interesting about these kits is that the microbiologist that uses these kits can conduct the test for 30 swab samples of the patients per day with a minimum of 10 hours for the results to come.
Not only this but the hospital staff has been given special instructions to provide treatment to suspected Coronavirus patients. The hospital is using the swine flu wards as the isolation wards for the suspected patients.
The patients are being monitored 24/7 both at the hospital and at their respective residences by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) and officials have advised them not to visit the crowded areas such as Numaish or the Medaram Jatara.
Earlier, the government has released a special advisory for doctors dealing with such cases. Meanwhile, it was also decided that 15,000 additional N95 masks and other personal protective equipment will be procured to deal with an impending outbreak of the dreaded virus.