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August 20, 2015

State ID hospital to have new world-standard isolation ward

State ID hospital to have new world-standard isolation ward

A new isolation ward, that will have all that it requires to shut out patients with such fast-spreading diseases as ebola, swine flu and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) from the outside world, is coming up at the state-run Infectious Diseases (ID) Hospital in Beliaghata.

The ward will also have a designated area where patients who have died from such deadly viruses as ebola can be cremated so that there’s no chance of the disease spreading. Relatives will be allowed to perform the last rites donning protective gear as mandated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The new 30-bed isolation ward would come up on the ground floor of the main hospital building. This ward will be compliant with all WHO guidelines for the treatment of swine flu, ebola and MERS patients.

The state government has already sanctioned Rs 65 lakh for civil construction work. Each patient admitted to this ward will have a separate toilet. Doctors and nurses on duty will have the requisite gear and separate rooms for acclimatization.