NRH beefs up its COVID-19 Alert, Prevention and Preparedness plans

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) will soon beef up its COVID-19 Alert, Prevention and Preparedness.

                                         Inside the National Referral hospital. Photo credit: SIBC

The Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday, this will involve closure and restriction of all entry points into the hospital.

The public car parking area at the Eye Centre will be closed off during the alert period with strict management of all vehicle movement to allow the setting up of COVID-19 screening and triaging.

All normal Outpatient Department Treatment (ODT) will be referred to Honiara clinics with referrals to the hospital to be managed mostly for only the very sick.

All patients will undergo questioning as part of the screening and possible COVID-19 testing based on responses received.

And the number of visitors to the hospital will be limited and crowding at the mortuary will be prohibited as expected amid covid-19 threats.

Meanwhile, Dr. George Malefoasi, NRH Chief Executive Officer explains that the undertaking is crucial for the hospital’s preparedness and actual response to a community transmission situation.


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