Central government teams sent to West Bengal visited hospitals and quarantine centres in Kolkata and north Bengal on Thursday to inspect whether proper measures are being followed for the treatment of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
The teams were sent to inspect the situation on the ground as the Centre mentioned in its letter to the West Bengal government that it was “especially serious” in seven districts.
One of the teams visited MR Bangur Hospital, Beliaghata Infectious Diseases (ID) Hospital and the quarantine centre at Rajarhat.
The team investigated the infrastructure and other facilities available for the patients in these places. They inspected whether health guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) were being followed in these facilities.
They spent around one hour or more in the facilities while collecting detailed data. Besides talking to the authorities of these facilities, the team also talked to patients for collecting data.
At Rajarhat quarantine centre, the teams collected data on conditions of the centre from those who are admitted there. They checked whether enough protection is being provided to healthcare and police personnel besides checking the laboratory facilities there.
They also inspected how the patients are being kept, whether proper distancing is being maintained between two beds and the maintenance of hygiene.
The team in north Bengal visited North Bengal Medical College and Hospital and a building in the area from where a family was reported to be infected with COVID-19. The team also visited another COVID-19 hospital in Siliguri.