Pune: The jumbo COVID-19 treatment facility centre built in Pune at College of Engineering Pune (COEP) has made a buzz in the city. The jumbo hospital which is constructed amid the rising cases in the city witnessed many issues such as unavailability of beds, shortage of manpower, admission problems, the resignation of doctors and nurses to name a few but now it seems the chaotic situation at the centre is halted.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recently has issued an admission policy for Jumbo COVID Hospital. The decision to issue the policy was taken in the wake of huge confusion amongst the patients of COVID-19 in Pune.
Here’s the admission policy
Step 1: Patients or their relatives can call PMC helpline (020-25502110)
Step 2: The call centre connects the call with the team at the Jumbo centre (020-25512525/26)
Step 3: Members at the Jumbo Centre assess the health conditions of the patients on the following parameters:
- COVID positive with severe symptoms.
- COVID positive at home isolation but require oxygen.
- Referrals from CCC (COVID Care Centre) or private hospitals (DCHC) who require oxygen or are critical.
- COVID positive but with mild or asymptomatic
Step 4: In case of a, b, c, beds are allotted by PMC helpline. Patients can arrive at the Triage and can register for the admission.
Step 5: In case of (d) where patients are positive but are asymptomatic are requested for home isolation.
Meanwhile, no walk-ins allowed at the Jumbo Centre. Only patients with severe symptoms will be allowed. Patients have to undergo the antigen test, if found positive he or she can arrive at the Triage and follow the registration process. If the patient is tested negative for antigen test, the patient is admitted to a suspect ward and has to undergo the RTPCR test.
If the patient tests positive in RTPCR test, he or she must follow the Triage registration process. If tests negative, the patient is discharged for non-COVID DCH.
Pune’s first Jumbo COVID hospital was inaugurated with the hands of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in August. The jumbo facilities are a joint initiative of PMC, PMRDA and district collectorate.