NEIGRIHMS issues protocols for admission of out-of-state patients amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Shillong, April 2: Taking in to view the emergence of positive cases of COVID-19 in several North Eastern States, Dr D.M Thappa, Director of NEIGRIHMS, on Thursday, issued protocols to be adopted for admission of non COVID-19 Critically ill patients from other States.

According to the notice issued by NEIGRIHMS Director, only critically ill non COVID-19 patient(s) certified by the concerned State Health Authority, can seek treatment at NEIGRIHMS.

“The number of accompanying attendants of the non COVID-19 critically ill patient(s), will be limited to only one. At the border, the data of ambulance, driver, etc. of the critically ill patient(s) and accompanying person be maintained and certified by the State Health Authority,” the statement read.

Only patient who fulfil the criteria above will be accepted in NEIGRIHMS till the COVID-19 Pandemic is over and attendants of patients coming from other States will need to be quarantined for 14 days as per State Government directives.

Meghalaya Chief Secretary M.S Rao also informed his counterparts from all North Eastern states about the protocols that have been issued.

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