Last Updated on 4th June 2021, 11:00am
Update 4th June 2021:
Want beds under government quota? Physical triaging must
Launch of Physical Triaged Covid Patients Hospital Bed Block Platform on CHBMS
Bengaluru city is seeing a gradual decrease in number of fresh Covid 19 cases. The last 4 days, fresh cases are consistently less than 5000 in number.
Till recently almost all triage of covid patients to decide suitability for home isolation, CCC admission and Hospitalisation was exercised telephonically through zonal control rooms or BBMP’s Central War Room. However now physical triage is slowly being adopted as a pre requisite for allotment of Hospital / CCC bed. By making, Physical Triaging as the primary source of patient evaluation over the tele triaging, more rational and optimal allocation of critical care hospital beds could be made.
In accordance, BBMP’s Covid Hospital Bed Management System (CHBMS) has now been upgraded and a detailed Physical Triage Module has been developed and integrated. Physical triage module can now be used at 16 Physical Triage Centres (PTCs) across the 8 zones of the city. These PTCs are fully functional to triage all walk-in patients to be evaluated clinically and accordingly allocate beds thereafter.These PTCs are also equipped with ambulances, which can be used to shift the patients to hospitals. The ambulances can also double up as Mobile Triage Units (MTUs) for doorstep triage of patients, who are unable to visit the PTCs, due to their medical condition.
Each PTC would have 2 doctors and 2 paramedics in each shift, with computer and internet facilities. All PTCs are attached to at least one CCC with oxygen beds. In addition, 26 hospitals are mapped across the zones for beds to be blocked exclusively from the PTCs.
The portal was used on a trial basis at 8 PTCs over the past 3 days to check the functionality. It has been working well and triage centres were able to physically triage 936 patients, of whom 678 were referred for home isolation, 186 were sent to CCCs and 72 were allocated HDU/ICU beds at various hospitals.
BBMP plans to move towards mandatory physical triaging as a pre-requisite for all patients seeking Hospital admissions. An optimal number of physical triage centres will be activated across all assembly constituencies in the low to medium case regime and this would be quickly ramped up in case of any increase in cases.
List of Physical Triage Centers
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Six additional triage centres have been added to the 26 Triage centres that have already been established to provide immediate care for Covid-infected people by means of a physical triage in the 8 BBMP zones.
At the Physical Triage Centres (PTC) a team of doctors will be working 24 hours a day to provide immediate medical attention to Covid infected people.
PTCs have oxygenated beds and are equipped with all primary health care facilities. Patients with low symptoms are also treated and stabilisation care is provided to patients.
3 doctors and 3 nurses will be working at the Triage Centre 24 hours a day. Pulse oxymeter, thermal scan, necessary drugs will be stocked to monitor the health status of the infected. Tje patients are also provided with medical kits on the spot.
Covid infected persons can come directly to Triage Centres. The centers are provided with nodal officers and a 24*7 helpline.
The doctors at the Triage Centres will assess the patients with symptoms and recommend home isolation/Covid Care Centre or hospitalization beaded on the severity of their condition.
Information on 26 Triage centres:
-26 Triage Centres have been opened in the city’s Covid Care Centres and Maternity Hospitals. The centers have a total of 2,486 beds, with 1995 general and 491 oxygen beds.
– 283 Covid19 patients were triaged until yesterday. 260 patients have been triaged in 26 centers till 6 AM today.
-A total of 991 people, including those admitted through the Central Hospital Bed Management System and those who come directly, are receiving treatment. 1,495 beds are available for treatment.
– 65 Marshalls are deployed to 26 Triage Centres.
Additional 6 new triage centers