#HospitalsAreSafe: Manipal Hospitals Implements Enhanced Safety Protections At All Of Its Hospitals

Patient waiting areas, consultation rooms, registration desk OPD procedure room and all other locations where there is a waiting time leading to patients / staff leading to touching various surfaces are frequently sanitized.

Manipal Hospitals is doing everything to keep the community safe and healthy. All of its facilities across the chain are safe, hygienic and well-equipped to get patients the much-needed care they deserve during the pandemic.

It has implemented enhanced safety protections at all of its hospitals.

Sanitization And Social Distancing

To help the visitors maintaining social distancing, Manipal Hospitals has installed grids on the floors which guide the patient to maintain an adequate physical distance of 1.6 meters from each other. One can see the designated marks at the registration desk, bill counters, pharmacies, OPD desks and consultation areas. Sanitizers and mask distribution kiosks are also made available across the hospitals.

Sanitization At Patients And Public Access Areas

An aggressive sanitization and cleaning process for all visitors’ access and patient access areas are exercised using Sodium Hypochlorite 1%.

Patients Open Access Areas

Patient waiting areas, consultation rooms, registration desk OPD procedure room and all other locations where there is a waiting time leading to patients / staff leading to touching various surfaces are frequently sanitized.

Visitors and caregivers’ access spaces like waiting-lounge, washrooms, cafeteria, canteen, pharmacy etc. are also sanitized with the same gravity.

Various Touch Surfaces

Entire lifts and electric switches, doorknobs and handles, countertops, coffee vending machines, common computer keyboards and others are sanitized every 2 hours. with Sodium Hypochlorite 1%.

Controlled Access Areas

Radiology labs, pathology sample collection, phlebotomy area and other laboratory areas with patient’s access are sanitized every hour or as and when needed. The medical equipment like CT/MRI/USG is sanitized after every use.

The Patient Stays Areas

ICUs, In-Patient (IPD) Rooms, electrical and electronic gadgets used by a patient and the area including tables, desks, seating spaces and bathrooms are sanitized every 2 hours and after vacated.

Restricted Critical Areas

Intensive Care Units (ICU/ICCU/NICU) and Operation Theaters (OT) are duly sanitized as per the hospital policy. The waiting spaces at these locations are sanitized every 2 hours.

Emergency

Emergency services are available 24/7. Once the patient enters the emergency similar protocol is followed. There is a thermal screening that is done.

Tri-aging is done so that the patients can be categorized and there is also a strict policy for attendant only one attendant is allowed per patient.

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