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No.52/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020/prsecyhfw/10244-343     Dated: 04.06.2020


The tracking and monitoring of every single COVID-19 positive patient is an exercise crucial towards the efforts to combat and curb the spread of the vir us. In addition to this it is also important the government and general public must have knowledge about the hospital preparedness in terms of the infrastructure and bed availability. The effective tracking of this can be done only when all the hospitals (government and private) follow a standardized reporting format .

The Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) – Delhi has shared a reporting format with all nodal officers of COVID hospitals responsible for sharing this information.

The hospital must add its daily admissions of positive patients, discharges and changes in bed availability status on a real time basis on that reporting portal. Every single field mentioned on the portal is of utmost importance for the Department to have adequate information on each patient. The hospitals must also share details of test samples taken and results on the same day that the event takes place against each patient’s details.

The data filled here will also be reflected on the Delhi Corona App launched by the Delhi government, hence it is very important that details regarding beds status is filled accurately and on a real time basis so that the general public and government administration is well aware of the status of beds in each COVID hospital.

The reporting format shared above must be strictly followed by all hospitals so as to ensure there are no discrepancies in the database management. During a global pandemic, it will hamper the government’s efforts to contain COVID-19 and will be counterproductive to public safet y.

addition, it must be noted that if there are any COVID suspect admissions in the hospital facility, they must be kept in separate ward and therefore the number of isolation beds dedicated for COVID patients must not be allocated to any suspect patients.

It has come to notice that many asymptomatic and mild symptom cases have been admitted in the hospital facilities. Attention is invited to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India as well as this department which clearly state that Asymptomatic and mild symptom cases do not need hospitalization and are either recommended to be kept under home isolation, following the guidelines issued previously by the government for home isolation or be sent to Covid Care Centres or Covid Hospital Centres if their houses are not suitable for home isolation.

Any mild or asymptomatic patient has to be discharged by the hospital within 24 hours of admission and the concerned District Surveillance Officer (DSO) must be informed about the same.

All Hospitals are directed to strictly comply with the above directions. Non Compliance will be viewed seriously and action as per provisions of law will be initiated without further notice.

Padmini Singla

No.52/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020/prsecyhfw/10244-343     Dated: 04.06.2020

Copy to: –

  1. ACS (Home), Govt. of Delhi
  2. Pr. Secretary to Hon’ble Lt. Governor of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi
  3. Addi. Secretary to Hon’ble C.M., Govt. of Delhi, New Delhi.
  4. Secretary to Hon’ble Dy. C.M, Govt. of Delhi, New Delhi.
  5. Secretary to Hon’ble Minister Health & Family Welfare, GNCT of Delhi.
  6. OSD to C.S, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi.
  7. Chairperson, New Delhi Municipal Council
  8. Director, General Health Services, GNCTD
  9. Commissioner, MCD (EDMC/NDMC/SDMC)
  10. All the District Magistrates in the Govt . of NCT of Delhi.
  11. Mission Director, Delhi State Health Mission (DSHM), Delhi
  12. Director, Directorate of Family Welfare, GNCTD
  13. All MS/MDs/Directors of the Hospitals in NCT of Delhi
  14. MS (Nursing Homes) with the direction to bring the contents of the above order to the notice of all Private Hospitals/Clinics
  15. Director, DIP with the request for wider publicity.
  16. SIO, NIC for uploading the same on the website of Delhi Government.

Padmini Singla

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