Telangana: No quarantine leaves for health care workers

By   |  Published: 22nd Nov 2020  4:02 pm

Hyderabad: The Director of Medical Education (DME), Dr. K Ramesh Reddy and senior officials from Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS), Gachibowli on Sunday said healthcare workers at TIMS and other government hospitals will not be provided with quarantine leave.

“Quarantine leave has not been advised by Government of India’s advisory. Such a leave was given initially during lockdown but now with opening up to near normalcy levels, quarantine leave has been removed as it is not advised,” senior health officials from TIMS said.

In TIMS, all precautions to prevent infection among healthcare workers who are directly interacting with Covid-19 positive patients, have been taken-up. Protective equipment like PPE kits, N-95 masks, surgical gloves and sanitizer are being provided to all the staff doing Covid duty, officials said.

The TIMS has Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) which is responsible for implementing the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities and organizes regular trainings on IPC for health care workers.

Some of the contract employees from TIMS, Gachibowli had earlier alleged that salaries were not released by the authorities. “Salaries till October 2020 of all contractual staff including faculty doctors, medical officers, head and staff nurses and paramedical staff have been credited into their respective accounts,” the DME said.

Senior Residents working at TIMs too have been paid their stipend till the month of October. All services for providing care to Covid patients are running smoothly at TIMS.


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