The Goa government will prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure that all COVID-19 patients, whether with mild, moderate, or severe symptoms, get oxygen on time in state-run facilities, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said.
Vishwajit Rane made the statement after chairing a meeting of an expert committee that reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Goa which is witnessing a rise in positive cases.
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to be developed to ensure all patients, whether mild, moderate or severe, get oxygen on a timely basis, an official statement quoted the Health Minister as saying after the meeting.
He said patients coming to the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) with corona virus symptoms are to be treated in the COVID-19 ward of the facility without any delay.
Anaesthesia technicians that are being trained will be deployed to monitor oxygen supply to patients either in the ward or remotely, he said.
Maintaining that no preferential treatment would be given to anyone, Vishwajit Rane said, Beds are to be made available to all patients in need — no VIP culture.