Hospital Preparedness for Outbreak at Patan Hospital: Lesson Learnt from COVID-19

  • Ashis Shrestha Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Patan Academy of Health Sciences Lagankhel, Nepal
  • Piyush Rajbhandari Department of Microbiology, Patan Academy of Health Sciences Lagankhel, Nepal
  • Sumana Bajracharya Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Patan Academy of Health Sciences Lagankhel, Nepal

Abstract

Patan Academy of Health Sciences started preparedness for COVID-19 in response to increasing number of patient in neighboring country. Outbreak preparedness in resource limited setup is challenging. Despite this, preparedness was done in reference to WHO interim guidance utilizing best available resources. During this preparedness, one patient was isolated as suspected COVID-19. This paper presents level of preparedness achieved with the limited resources and the lesson learned while isolating the patient.
Keywords: COVID-19; Disaster; hospital preparedness

Published
2020-04-20
How to Cite
SHRESTHA, Ashis; RAJBHANDARI, Piyush; BAJRACHARYA, Sumana. Hospital Preparedness for Outbreak at Patan Hospital: Lesson Learnt from COVID-19. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, p. 142-143, apr. 2020. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/2547>. Date accessed: 25 may 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v18i1.2547.