Combating COVID-19: 14-day Quarantine for Doctors After 7 Days of Work
GUWAHATI: State health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on March 27 that all doctors will be sent for 14 days of quarantine after attending seven days of work to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Hotels would be arranged for them and they won't be sent home because then they might contaminate their family members,” said the minister.
Similarly, the same would be done for nurses and sweepers.
Further, in another preparedness measure to combat COVID-19, the department will train 620 final year MBBS students from March 28 onwards, they will be called back to hospitals and will be given seven days intensive training to treat COVID patients.
Further, final year nursing, dental students and ayurvedic students will also be trained.
Sarma mentioned that health department will hold meeting with principals of medical colleges to map out resources and plan the training soon.
The fooding and lodging for trainees will be provided by the government and four teams will be made which will work for 8 hours each.
“14 days circle has been planned, the entire plan will be shared soon by the health department,” said Sarma.
“In case of urgency, additional 600 doctors working in rural areas might also be called if required. Even if these 600 doctors are called, the present health care situation won't be disrupted,” assured the minister.