JNMC continues health care for non Covid patients

Aligarh : Even as hospitals all over the country exclusively focus on tackling the coronavirus outbreak; the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) makes sustained efforts to ensure that patients suffering from other health issues do not remain at the receiving end amid the nationwide lockdown, while ensuring that Covid patients are treated properly.

Providing utmost care to non Covid patients in the past one-week, JNMC attended 837 patients out of which 297 were admitted and 297 samples were sent. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology carried out 56 operations including cases of pregnant women needing caesarean sections while admitting 126 patients in the wards. The Fever Clinic examines 40 to 50 patients every day, said Dr Abdul Waris, Deputy Medical Superintendent.

“Since the non Covid patients are going through a lot of hardships, we want to make sure that they do not fall short of essential health care,” said Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui, JNMC Principal.

He added that despite the availability of tele-consultations, it needs no guessing to conclude that all patients are not very conversant with the facility and some diseases need regular clinical examinations.

The Medical College has set up an exclusive Covid Ward with a central room equipped with tele-medicine facility.

A 17-year-old boy treated by Prof S A Khan, Dr Ruhi Khan and Dr Rizwan Ahmad was discharged today. At present 17 patients are admitted in Covid Ward and 22 have been discharged after full recovery or shifted to L1 Centre after getting treated.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor appreciated the relentless services rendered by the doctors and other health workers. He expressed satisfaction over speedy recovery of patients.

The Medical College continues to conduct free-of-cost coronavirus tests and so far 237 cases have been found positive out of 10568 samples from Aligarh, Mathura, Noida, Agra, Hathras, Bulandshahar, Moradabad, Rampur, Kasganj and Etah, said Prof Prof Haris M Khan, Nodal Officer and Chairman, Department of Microbiology.