Jaipur: SMS specialists to treat Covid patients for comorbidities | Jaipur News


JAIPUR: In a major decision in treating Covid-19 patients, the state government has issued orders to provide the services of specialist doctors to treat the infected who have comorbidities or underlying diseases, which have been the major cause for mortalities.
Till now, specialists from specialities such as heart, kidneys, brain and other organs were not directly involved in Covid treatment. But from now on, the infected, admitted to RUHS Hospital and Jaipuria Hospital, will get the services of specialists from SMS Medical College.
The decision, taken on Thursday by the health department, is an attempt to prevent Covid deaths and to bring down the mortality rate further by providing comprehensive treatment. Until now, only specialists in medicine and respiratory diseases were involved in treating virus patients.
Since over 80% of the Covid patients are dying due to underlying diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic ailments of lungs, heart, brain, kidneys and liver, the SMS Medical College has decided to provide the services of specialists.
‘Specialists for patients at RUHS’
At a meeting of SMS Hospital doctors, attended by heads of all departments, unit heads, principal and controller of SMS Medical College Sudhir Bhandari, the medical college was directed to provide specialists based on the need of patients.
The meeting was chaired by principal secretary (health) Akhil Arora and attended by principal secretary (medical education) Vaibhav Galriya.
“Covid treatment is not just about deputing some doctors, every discipline should chip in. If an infected person has comorbidities, the SMS Hospital doctors will treat them,” said a senior health department official.
Those seeking treatment at RUHS Hospital and Jaipuria Hospital, two government-run dedicated Covid hospitals, will receive the services of specialists.
In an order issued on Wednesday, the health department had put the management of RUHS and Jaipuria under SMS Medical College. “Now, RUHS and Jaipuria will be part of SMS Medical College. The hospitals may be physically apart, but they will now be under the management of SMS till further orders are issued,” said the official.

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