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Decentralised Triage Centres (DTCs) planned in Belagavi and few more cities

In a bid to ramp up infrastructure within the districts to fight the unfold of the novel coronavirus, the Karnataka authorities has ordered the district administrations of Belagavi, Ballari, Kalaburagi, Hubbali-Dharwad, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Davanagere, Vijayapura, Shivamogga, and Tumakuru to arrange at the very least one triage centre for round 40,000 individuals.


What are Triage Centers ?

People with symptoms can walk directly into these triaging centres and need not contact 1912 COVID-19 control room. Physicians at these centres will assess their condition and recommend home isolation, admission in a CCC or treatment at stabilisation centres. This will ensure that beds are allocated to people who need them the most. The triage centres will also provide oxygen facilities for those in need. In case of further assistance, beds will be arranged for the patient by contacting the war rooms.


The order comes because it has been famous that most of the circumstances which can be being reported each day are coming from exterior Bengaluru — which was thought of to be the Covid epicentre.

An order issued by Chief Secretary P Ravikumar defined that the variety of decentralized triage facilities (DTCs) would rely on the variety of circumstances getting added on daily basis.

“About three to 4 DTCs could also be wanted in a metropolis/city along with the triage centres functioning in district hospitals, medical school hospitals, and Covid care centres which can be already established within the district headquarters. Ideally, there must be one DTC for 40,000 individuals,” the order talked about.

Ravikumar additionally instructed the deputy commissioners of the involved districts and municipal commissioners of the involved metropolis companies to make sure “strict implementation” of the order on a direct foundation.

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