Mangaluru, Aug 4: The diocese of Mangalore initiated a diocesan level Covid 19 task force under the leadership of the bishop of Mangalore Dr Peter Paul Saldanha to take care of the Covid infected patients by providing effective health care facility and treatment and also for isolation of the Covid patients monitored by a team of doctors, nurses and lay persons supervised by the diocesan health and lay faithful commission.
The main aim of this task force was to provide services such as ambulance, finding suitable beds in the hospitals, giving medical advice and also helping those requiring financial aid.
Father Muller charitable institutions was a part of this initiative lead by the director Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho.
With this background Fr Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital under the leadership of Fr Roshan Crasta, administrator, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital and Dr ESJ Prabhu Kiran, principal, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Dr Girish Navada, medical superintendent, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, along with the team initiated a Covid care centre at Deralakatte Mangaluru.
With the permission' of the district authority along with the team led by T G Guruprasad, tahsildar of Mangaluru in the letter dated May 12, it was permitted to start a 50-bed Covid care centre at Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Deralakatte.
This initiative was supported by the local authorities such as the MLA UT Khader who also visited the centre and was also supported by the other authorities such as district commissioner and assistant commissioner.
A team of medical doctors was formed along with the postgraduates and interns who monitored the patients on rotation basis.
The patients were quarantined for a period of 14 days. Certain other asymptomatic cases that required home isolation and had no facilities at home for isolation were also admitted at the FMHMC Covid care centre.
A well, equipped nursing team and the ward maids and attenders also helped in the effective functioning of the centre.
The co-morbid states along with the Covid infections were also treated with Homoeopathic medicines.
Counselling and psychotherapy was given to the Covid patients by the post graduates and the doctors from the Psychiatric department of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College.
Yoga training and Respiratory exercises were conducted for the deserving candidates by Dr Havyashri, doctor of naturopathy and yoga, FMHMC.
Nutritious diet was provided for all the patients.
The patients referred from the primary health care centers and government sectors were treated free of cost.
A total of 141 patients (88 male and 53 females) with mild to moderate cases were treated at the FMHMC Covid care centre.
The patients that were treated at the FMHMC Covid centre were contented and satisfied with the mode of treatment and the hospitality and also with the facilities offered to them.