Kaimur . Now patients will not be shifted from ICU and CCU to the ward before the health is stable. On the instructions of the Supreme Court, the Health Department has issued a guideline for ICU of district hospitals on the recommendation of an expert committee. In district hospitals, it will be mandatory to have an ICU of five to 25 percent of the bed capacity.
Health department constituted expert committee
According to health department sources, the Supreme Court had recently issued a direction while hearing a case regarding the treatment of critically ill patients. In the light of the instructions in this, the Health Department constituted an expert committee. The committee sent its recommendation to the department related to the recruitment and treatment in ICU and CCU. Accepting the recommendation of the committee, the Health Department has directed to implement the Medical College Hospitals and District Hospitals. In hospitals, ICU of five to 25 percent of the total bed capacity should be compulsorily. An ICU cannot exceed 12 beds. The distance from one bed to another should be 150 to 200 square feet. The bed should be two feet away from the wall in the head part of the patient. All beds should be equipped with modern cardio respiratory monitoring.
Attendance of doctors and health workers mandatory
There should be a seating arrangement for the nurse in front of the monitoring system. So that the nurses can see it easily. There will be a nurse on a ventilator in the ICU. But a nurse can stay on two beds. It will be mandatory for a resident doctor trained in ventilator management to stay for 24 hours. The ICU will be operated under the supervision of a senior doctor. Medical students of post graduate will be in their help. Physiotherapist, Dietician and Biomedical Engineer will be mandatory for ICU. Hospitals should have X-rays, ultrasound, blood banks and pharmacies. In times of emergency and epidemic, hospitals have been instructed to make arrangements to increase the capacity of beds.