Mangaluru: It is a major relief to all those families in Dakshina Kannada and nearby districts who depended on Wenlock Government Hospital in Mangaluru. The hospital which was converted into ‘COVID Hospital,’ will open its doors for Non-COVID patients in 2-3 days.
The government-run Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru is one of the famous hospitals in the region. Apart from people from Dakshina Kannada, patients from Uttara Kannada, Kasargod, and other districts come here for treatment.
In the war against COVID, many district and taluk hospitals were converted into COVID hospitals and Wenlock too was one among them. Thus patients coming to the government hospital had to depend on other hospitals.
But now the government has decided to restart the service to other patients.
In a letter dated June 5, Health Department Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey directed the heads of District and Taluk hospitals to start the inpatient and outpatient treatment to other patients with necessary precautionary measures.
He has directed the hospital authorities to ensure that the entry and exit of COVID and Non-COVID are separated.
Now with the new guidelines, the hospital authorities have started preparations to provide treatment to Non-COVID patients too.
Hospital authorities told The Canara Post that in 2-3 days Out Patient (OP) department would be opened for the Non-COVID patients.
As there are still about 100 COVID patients under treatment in the Wenlock hospital, authorities will take a few more days to start inpatient service for Non-COVID patients.
In the past week, the COVID number in DK has seen an upward trend. Thus the district authorities have decided to wait for few days and once the COVID numbers decrease, the inpatient service for Non-COVID patients too would start.