BHOPAL: Most of the districts of the state continued with both the facilitiesótreatment of Covid, as well as non-Covid, patientsó right from the initial stages even during pandemic times in Madhya Pradesh. So, non-Covid patients continued to get proper treatment in the district hospitals even during the second wave of corona.
However, in the big cities, districts hospitals, as well major hospitals, were fully dedicated to Covid treatment and non-Covid patients were denied treatment. Even the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) had stopped treatment of non-Covid patients.
"We had facilities for both kinds of treatmentófor Covid, as well as non-Covid, patients. So non-Covid patients never faced any problems even during pandemic times. Weíre enhancing the facilities in the district hospitals," -Dr GS Parihar, civil surgeon, Shahdol District Hospital
"There were no problems for non-Covid patients here. We had clearly demarcated the Covid and non-Covid sectors in the hospitals. So, during second wave, we provided treatment for both Covid and non-Covid patients. We focused on treatment of both kinds of patients." -Jaipal Thakur, CMHO, Jhabua
None was neglected
"We carried on both kinds of treatment in the hospitals. We never stopped treatment of non-Covid patients. We attended to fractures, burns and even other cases along with treating Covid patients in hospital." -Dr Dinesh Daherwar, senior doctor, Hoshangabad
Divided into zones
"We'd divided the hospital into Green zone for non-Covid patients and a separate zone for Covid patients. We continued treatment of both kinds of patients. Even pregnant women came here for institutional delivery," -Dr Anusuia, CMHO, Dhar
Separate wards set up
"There's a separate ward for Covid, so there were no problems for non-Covid patients here even in the initial stages of the second wave. Non-Covid wards are separate from the Covid ward. There were no problems in treating both kinds of patients." -Dr Ashutosh, senior doctor Balaghat