The COVID-19 pandemic has been growing in its impact and casualties across the Nation and the World at large. To curb this rise and stay ahead of the medical concerns, Vadodara based Parul Sevashram Hospital has been enhancing its medical capacity to accommodate more COVID patients. In addition to its already existing facilities, this teaching hospital has added 25 more dedicated COVID ICU beds for critical patients.
With increasing demand for Ventilators, 10 ventilators have also been added. Additionally 25 private rooms have also been added to the existing facilities. These facilities feature the highest form of containment and precautions, to ensure a reduced risk of cross infections and to guarantee the welfare of the patients.
A special section for suspect patients and 4 beds in the ICU for patients requiring dialysis during their management in Covid ICU have also been ensured. Parul Sevashram Hospital excels as a holistic care and cure provider for COVID 19. From May 2020, more than 1000 COVID positive patients have been treated.
Understanding that this pandemic requires emotional and mental support along with the medications, hospital has developed a unique Holistic Care and Cure approach to meet patient’s needs. Patient named Iqbal gadiwala mentions, “The hospital is so well maintained in terms of cleanliness, regular food menu. Staff is very helpful and attends all the queries”.
Regular patient counselling is supplemented with variety of activities for patient engagement. Our Social workers are meeting patient daily to understand their experience, to celebrate their special days in COVID ward and to make them feel like HOME. Music & game sessions are planned in isolation ward which gives a connect to all the admitted patients.
One of our patients, Mitesh Rawal says that “I have been admitted for more than 40 days here and it is just because of the caring attitude of staff and the treatment by expert team of doctors that I have recovered from this deadly virus. Staff inside ICU made me comfortable and took care of my each need, they are truly warriors”.
Patients are guided with breathing exercises & meditation by expert physiotherapists as a part of this holistic care. Apart from this patient are provided with Ayush Kits to help boosting their immunity. Daily Routine starts with a hot “ Kadha” with special immunity boosting ingredients followed by a healthy diet planned by dietitian and taking care of patient medical condition.
Hot drinking water is being facilitated entire day to help patient relieve their throat congestions. “Haldi wala dudh” is a diet mandate for all our patients.
A 37 year old patient Umesh Patel mentions “I thank Parul Sevashram Hospital Management for giving me a second life after being tested positive for COVID; the treatment, food, staff care, doctor support are excellent”.
Ever since the emergence of this pandemic, Parul Sevashram Hospital management has been strategically aligning the University’s resources through such facility additions along with procuring of new equipments.
The medical capacity of numerous hospitals across the State and City has been greatly overloaded, leaving behind a number of COVID patients requiring medical treatment. In expanding this intensive care unit and various other facilities, the Hospital hopes to supplement the demand for such facilities.
“As Parul Sevashram Hospital, our commitment towards providing the highest form of medical treatment to COVID-19 patients remains unchanged. Due to our holistic care approach and dedicated team of expert doctors and paramedics, our recovery rates have been above 85% till now and if the COVID infections and medical concerns increase, or the number of cases rise, we will also continue to enhance our facilities and medical resources so as to meet this need”, said the University’s Medical Director, Dr.Geetika M Patel.