New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS, New Delhi, organized a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing COVID-19 treatment in the country. The e-conclave provided a platform for discussion of clinical protocols and best practices in COVID-19 management towards reducing avoidable deaths.
The conclave was organised to share the best practices and effective treatment modules being implemented by the public and private sector hospitals in the country. The Ministry also encouraged the hospital representatives to share their key concerns and challenges being faced while managing COVID-19 in their facilities.
The e-conclave highlighted that the aim of the Centre along with the State/ UT governments is to achieve a mortality rate of less than 1%. The importance of timely treatment of co-morbid patients to reduce fatality was stressed upon during the meeting.
Union Health Secretary reiterated the resolve of the Government to ensure that patient of COVID-19 must not be denied beds and must be provided prompt treatment. The collective goal must be to have a health system that available, affordable and accessible to all.
Hospitals were encouraged to protect healthcare workers by adopting all practices on infection prevention and control and keep the staff motivated. Hospitals were also asked to ensure seamless admission of patients. The importance of evidence-based treatment protocols and reducing heterogeneity in treatment to COVID-19 patients was also underscored.
Senior doctors from private sector hospitals also shared their experiences and challenges about their battle against COVID-19.