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Infection Control Against Covid-19 the New Normal Continues Live by the words PRECAUTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

By Dr.Sunita Dube

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Diagnosing a patient with injuries and diseases, then treating them with utmost dedication, has been a virtue for me since the past 16 years. Over the passing time, technology and science have had tremendous progress in the field of medicine. However, we still come across people with a lack of information and, the ones taking up the wrong decisions. Well, as the people say, appreciation is always a boon and up-lifter for the ones putting in efforts; Who better then dignitaries like His Holiness Dalai lama & Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam could it be from.

Although elective care is curtailed/ postponed as a preventive measure patients needing complex care may not be able to wait for the treatment. Radiology departments play a critical role in policy and guideline development both for the department and for the institutions, specifically in planning a diagnostic screening, triage, and management of patients. In addition, radiology workflows, volumes, and access must be optimized in preparation for the COVID-19 patient surges. But Current imaging the best practice advises that CT chest is not used to diagnose COVID-19, helpful in assessing for complications of the lung, The non-specific imaging findings are most commonly of atypical, consolidation, pneumonia findings often with a bilateral, peripheral, ground-glass appearance and basal predominant distribution It is always important to follow appropriate infection control procedures before scanning subsequent patients. Now CT brain, cardiac CT, showing COVID changes in COVID-19 patient till now effective treatment or a vaccine exists currently still. However, CT should not be used to screen for or as a first-line test to diagnose COVID-19 CT should be used sparingly and reserved for hospitalized, symptomatic patients with specific clinical indications for CT. Appropriate infection control procedures should be followed before scanning subsequent patients. Radiology practice is a set of policies and procedures directly applicable to imaging team design to achieve sufficiently capacity for continued operation during a health care emergency of unprecedented proportions, to support the care of patients with COVID-19, and to maintain radiologic diagnostic and interventional support for the entirety of the hospital and health systems. Because of varying infection control policies both nationally and regionally, steps for radiology preparedness for COVID-19 will vary between institutions and clinics.

we start our procedure with central coordination for COVID patients and non-COVID emergency patient we have trained all are health worker & amp; team to follow infection control protocols and use completely personal protective equipment (PPE) we have started Telehealth, virtual health monitoring, for a hospital patient, Zoom or WhatsApp calling to implement standard operating procedures also for patient communication, we must know suspect of covid19 exposure also a performance of imaging center with less foot traffic and with fewer critically ill patients when a possible portable x-ray imaging is performed in hospital protocols for decontaminating imagining rooms especially CT scanners after caring for VID patients and after all the process various institutions improving the capability for remote interpretation of home and other sites in case of staff isolation or patient surge.

When it comes to the healthcare sector it is always important to be extra hygienic even before Covid-19 hygienic practice was always advised but now it is not just advised it is a very basic necessity. Precautions that should be taken after the radiology practices are all door handles, knobs, tabletops, etc should be cleaned by 0.1% diluted sodium hypochlorite solution 2 hourly. All the equipment used to be cleaned in regular time periods. It is also advisable to use cashless payment methods as much as possible. Use payment portals like (Paytm / BHIM / Google Pay ) or else Cash if collected should be put in a plastic box containing Vapotabs formalin balls. It can be taken home the next day. we believe Proper and strict precautions for each patient each day along with them our staff also regularly washes hands with soap or uses hand sanitizers, apart from this, we ensure that the staff keeps car keys, purse, pens, etc. in a plastic box with formalin balls or wipe it with cotton dipped in sanitizer. It is thoroughly ensured that the staff member dips your clinic clothes in hot soap water and have a hot water bath with Dettol immediately. It is very important that your Staff stays motivated and is given antioxidants, immunity building food, arrangements for regular virtual meetings kept for motivation, personal health, hygiene, mental health well-being monitored.

Live by the words PRECAUTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.
Dr.Sunita Dube

Founder Chairperson, Medscapeinida -Aryan medical & Educational Trust and MD, Dolphiin healthcare LLP / Aryan hospital & Medical center

Dr SunitaDube, Renowned MD Radiologist, Philanthropist, healthcare entrepreneur is a versatile personality with high integrity, is an admirable name in public life, revolutionizing the healthcare sector with philanthropic work with innovation that has been lauded at several national & international platforms delivering milestones. Her prolific contribution to innovation, affordable healthcare and philanthropy has been appreciated by dignitaries like Hon’ble President Pranab Mukherjee. His Holiness Dalai Lama, Bharat Ratna APJ Kalam, Honorable President of India Ram Nath Kovind & many more dignitaries. 

She is also a part of several committees of different institutions, association, council, government & corporate bodies includes IRIA, Member IMC, AMC ,IMA , International Scholastic Federation, Urban development committee IMC, IMC International business committee , Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CII, President KEDA, Government of Maharashtra Committee Member Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Committee (Govt. of Maharashtra), Special Executive officer Gov. of Maharashtra, INTUC& many more. 

Armed with the determination to bring about change in the society, she has created a platform where contribution of medical communities, accounted & appreciated. MedscapeIndia prestigious televised awards has entered in the 9th year. Through the Dolphiin healthcare company she exploring unlimited potential to give Medical industry one stop solution with extensive expertise team from core industry provides various services with satisfaction. 

Since 16 years she is on a mission to empower health and fitness initiated various awareness campaigns such as Save the Girl Child, HIV GO AWAY Campaign, Health Awareness, Preventive Medical Camps, MILLION SMILE Women Empowerment, Breast Cancer Screening & Awareness, Doctors Legible Handwriting Campaign, FITINDIA ON WHEEL For Rural Health, FITINDIA SILVER, FITINDIA Conclave, FITINDIA UTRRAKHAND (Gangotri, Kedarnath for medical aid), FITINDIA RUN, World first DOCTORS ANTHEM, ANOKHEE PAHAL Sanitation Health, FIT INDIA Campaign, India Calling Conclave, 9THAnnual Televised MEDSCAPEINDIA NATIONAL AWARDS dedicated to girl child, supported Assam & Maharastra flood relief campaign more than 600 medical camps & social health awareness programs done till now. 

She attributes strong proven qualities in organization, communication, administrative & management skills, quick learning & decision making. Her insight & contribution towards society has impacted many lives & working on sustainability. She has independently carried out many campaigns

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