Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 Hospitals To Have Calling Bells For Patients

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The Andhra Pradesh  Government is going to set up a calling bell facility for the Novel Coronavirus patients at COVID-19 hospitals in A.P.

The decision was taken by the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) for the betterment of patients. 

The calling bells would be near the beds for those being treated in the Coronavirus hospitals. 

The decision appears to have been made following the criticism that doctors in some hospitals often do not go round.

All the patients are advised to press the patient’s bell when needed and the nurse or doctor could attend patients. 

In this backdrop, hospital superintendents have been directed to set up in all COVID-19 hospitals across the state. 

 The bells will be set up in ICU, non-ICU, Oxygen and General wards across the state and will be connected to the reception Chamber. Once the buzzer is pressed, the ward bell rings and the lights come on. The bell will continue to ring until the doctor and nurse arrive the patient’s ward. CCTV cameras are being set up to monitor the services already being provided to patients. The government hopes that the difficulties will be alleviated once this facility becomes available. 

Meanwhile, Coronavirus have been increasing day by day in Andhra Pradesh with 10,328 fresh Coronavirus cases being registered as of Thursday morning taking the tally to 1,96,789. As per the latest media health bulletin, 72 new death cases reported death taking the total to 1,753. 

With 8,516 patients being discharged on Thursday, the total number of recoveries stand at 1,12,870 and the number of active cases stand at 82,166.

Stay tuned for further updates. 



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