‘Save lives strategy’ by the BMC in Mumbai hospitals to reduce mortality rate:
1. Total accountability and adoption of every case in moderate severe and critical category
2. Mandatory twice a day meeting on video or telephone on every case of seniors and juniors
3. Total team work of doctors nurses and all health care workers
4. Full supportive care
5. Protocol and check boxes on every paper for adherence so nothing is missed
6. Lot of deaths occur as patients remove oxygen to go to toilet strain and collapse especially between 1 am to 5 am so every bed should have a bedpan and 4 beds have a commode (also cardboard bedpans can be used) and servants must cooperate
7. Ensure supply of medicines like antivirals, steroid and plasma are there and used
8. Zero delay time ticker and video surveillance on every case by head of unit and head of institution
9. Detailed death audit of every death and every video to be forensically audited
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Police checks vehicles in Bengaluru during night curfew, which remains in place from 8 pm till 5 am.
Karnataka: Police checked vehicles in Bengaluru last night.
The timing of night curfew has been revised to 8 pm-5 am with effect from 29th June. pic.twitter.com/x7lljEvphR— ANI (@ANI)
June 29, 2020
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