Other health services continue in JNMC, Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh: Notwithstanding conducting COVID tests with alacrity and providing best health care to Covid-19 patients at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has not put other healthcare services on halt as happening at different medical colleges and hospitals.

The JNMC continues to provide patient care to non-Covid emergency cases in its Trauma and Emergency Section, Fever Clinic and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Section.

According to Professor Shahid Ali Siddiqui, Principal, the medical college has conducted 5246 COVID tests, and up to April 30, the Trauma and Emergency Section admitted 16 patients out of 66 who reported for various ailments. Doctors have collected throat swaps of 14 patients admitted in the section for Covid-19 analysis. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Section has 21 patients of which ten have been operated as per guidelines about Coronavirus spread. Thirty-three patients are admitted to get flu and other related illnesses treated at the Fever Clinic, which has also sent swab samples of 21 patients for Covid-19 analysis.

These services continue even as seven Coronavirus positive people among 13 patients are admitted in the dedicated Covid-19 Isolation Ward of the Medical College. Test reports of six patients admitted in the ward are awaited. Meanwhile, Mujtaba, a patient who was referred from AIIMS, has been discharged from the Isolation Ward after reports of his two consecutive samples came negative.

All work stations in the JNMC have been provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and 250 PPEs are used daily.

“JNMC, which has been declared a dedicated L 2 Covid 19 hospital, is also committed to providing the best possible care to patients suffering from other ailments,” added Prof Shahid Siddiqui.