Covid-19 Task Force-Presidency University
June 11, 2021 | News & Events
We have entered a pandemic era – “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people”
Presidency University has taken initiative – PU Covid-19 Task Force -to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic among PU fraternity. This is an extension of Presidency Group of Institutions Initiative to connect Employees and their Families to a Support System of On Call Advisory Services.
The PU Covid-19 Task Force actually started a year back with the intention to help and assist our employees and their extended family members during this hard time, but it has taken better shape and became more active from initial days of 2nd Wave of Corona not just limiting to PU family.
The main objective of the PU Covid-19 Task Force is to help in best possible way for the needy. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment, but they need counselling. But some with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness. The team understands that the best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus.
As we are aware that when someone tested positive or have symptoms in a family, the whole family will be in stress and in panic. This is the time where they need quick help and assistance like whom to contact for further process, from where to get bed, consultation, how to decide quickly which hospital to get admitted, what the Government protocol says and facilities available/ provided by the Government.
- Ambulance and Oxygen: PU management was generous and spontaneous to provide two vehicles 1. Ambulance 2. Mini-Ambulance (Omni) with oxygen support for emergency and patient shift operations. With this we were able to help and save people who were in need of Oxygen at home as well as shifting them from home to the hospital.
- Awareness and Reach out: Best efforts are made to create awareness about Corona through E-Mails, WhatsApp messages, Posters and Meetings to reach out all our Teaching, Non-Teaching and Support Staffs.
- Team and Members: The team has 5 core members and there are 16 members under them , who are working voluntarily for the good cause on different verticals like Ambulance, Oxygen, Bed, Maintaining the data, Counselling and Medication etc.
- Operations and Tracking: Once the case is reported by anyone, the first step is to collect the details as per the BBMP format.
- After collecting the details of the patient, immediately call the attender of the patient and check the current status and condition of the patient.
- If the current condition is stable and saturation level is good i.e. >94% then arrange the Consultation with doctor and Counselling if required. Next step is to call BBMP war room and register to get the BU no ,to get the hospital bed allotment in case of emergency
- If the patient condition is severe and critical then immediately arrange for the Ambulance to shift the patient to nearest available hospital and ensure that patients get bed and immediate treatment. Later request the BBMP for bed allotment, if not available in BBMP quota then try with Private Hospitals for bed with consent from patient attender by the respective team members.
- Daily status of the patient is tracked by calling to the treating Doctor or Hospital authority and same is recorded in the Tracking and Monitoring XL data sheet till the patient is discharge from the hospital.
Normally, when a person gets a disease, their immune system makes antibodies to fight the pathogen. After recovering, some of these antibodies stay in our body to recognise and quickly eliminate the same pathogen, in case we get exposed to it a second time
The team support the patients by specialist doctors both in person and through teleconsultation.
Post-COVID-19 patients may experience significant residual symptoms of fatigue, body aches that may persist for a long time.
We call the patients after recovery and advise them to strengthen body and mind during this phase to prevent re-infection and late complications of COVID-19 disease. We suggest them to go for counselling. The team educates, warns all, even the public to be aware of the situation, to lessen the impact and to prevent the spread of COVID 19 virus.
It is very commendable to note that PU with support from BBMP and GLOBALS started a Covid hospital with 100 beds with oxygen facility & HDU
Review Meeting and Updates: Periodic review meetings are conducted to ensure best service and help.