The GP Koirala National Respiratory Treatment Centre at Shuklagandaki municipality-5, Belchautari in Tanahun has set up an isolation ward for the treatment of coronavirus suspects.
The construction of 20-bed isolation ward at the hospital has almost come to a final stage, informed Centre’s Executive Director Dr Ram Kumar Shrestha.
“The ward is being constructed at a room within the hospital building”, he shared, adding, “All necessary works would be completed within a couple of days”.
Director Dr Shrestha further said the arrangement would be made in the ward to treat corona suspect patients and collect and send throat swab and blood samples of the suspects to the centre for test”.
In keeping with the spread of coronavirus pandemic across the globe of late, the setup of isolation ward is gaining ground at the local level as part of preparedness.
The Gandaki state government has established isolation wards in five hospitals including GP Koirala treatment centre. Other four hospitals in Pokhara has 70-bed isolation wards.
Charak Hospital has set up an isolation ward with 30 beds, Manipal Teaching Hospital and Gandaki Medical College with 15 beds each, and Pokhara Institute for Health Science 10.