187 CFLTCs with 20,404 beds ready to treat COVID-19 patients in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asserted that there is no need to worry about the COVID-19 treatment facilities in Kerala. Arrangements are being made to establish COVID First Line Treatment Centres (CFLTC) under local self-government bodies, informed CM at the press meet here on Tuesday.
“187 CFLTCs with 20,404 beds have been established in the state till July 19. People who are asymptomatic and have turned positive in COVID-19 tests will be treated at the CFLTCs. 305 doctors, 505 nurses, 62 pharmacists and 27 lab technicians have been deployed in various CFLTCs. Government plans to establish 742 more CFLTCs within July 23. With this, 6,9215 beds will be ready to treat the patients,” informed the Chief Minister.
Out Patient facilities will be available at CFLTCs from morning to evening. Landline and internet connection will be arranged for telemedicine facility. Ambulances will be ready for service at each centre. Special room with attached bathroom will be made available for people under isolation. Water, electricity and food will be given without any disruption. Front office, consulting room, nursing station, pharmacy, store and observation room will be ready at the First Line Treatment Centres. Scientific waste disposal facility will be arranged in semi-permanent toilets, the CM said.
“Asymptomatic people who tested COVID-19 positive will be housed in these centres. There are chances of the disease spreading from asymptomatic patients to others. We should be vigilant over chances of community transmission. In such a situation, it is better to quarantine people who have tested positive even if they have no symptoms. Hence, people should be ready to follow the guidelines given by health workers. People housed in CFLTFCs will be allowed to go home once they test negative,” informed Pinarayi Vijayan.