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Kovid protection centers in the panchayats too

Thrissur> Domestic care centers will be set up in the panchayats as part of strengthening prevention activities in the wake of the Kovid outbreak. Domestic care centers are small centers set up in each panchayat to house and protect Kovid positives. It will be prepared in Municipalities and Corporation Zones. The facility will cater to 20 to 30 people. Domestic care centers will be set up to provide accommodation to those who are Kovid positive, those who do not have serious health problems and those who do not have room isolation facilities at home. The new system is part of a drive to reduce congestion in hospitals and first-line treatment centers in the wake of an increase in Kovid positive cases. Land has been identified for this in several panchayats. In Thekkumkara Panchayath, the cultural center adjacent to the Vazhani Dam has been set up as an isolation ward. The center was set up by DYFI Sand Zone Regional Committee activists. In this way it is taken over by public and private institutions. The institution is selected by the Panchayat Secretary, PHC Medical Officer, HI, PHN and ICDS Supervisor. The full responsibility for the running of each center rests with the Municipality, the Panchayat Secretary and the officer in charge of the Corporation Zonal. Administrative responsibility will be given to two teachers in the local bodies. Two persons will be posted on duty for eight hours each as caretakers. Employees will be assigned from the staff pool at local government institutions and schools. The daily health problems of Kovid patients will be assessed. Rounds are performed twice a day to diagnose the condition. The Medical Officer of the area will act as the Nodal Officer. AYUSH, Dental and Private Medical Officers will be posted as Assistant Nodal Officers. Staff Nurses, JPHN, JHI, Nursing Assistant and Asha Worker will be assigned to work alternately from the pool. .

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