Apollo Medicine

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 233--234

Innovative “19 H of COVID-19” Management Protocol at a dedicated COVID-19 Hospital in Madhya Pradesh


Saurabh G Agarwal1, Ajay Goenka2, Krishnagopal Singh3, Gyaneshwar Mishra4, Rajkumar Patil5,  
1 Department of Microbiology, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department of Surgery, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh G Agarwal
Department of Microbiology, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India




How to cite this article:
Agarwal SG, Goenka A, Singh K, Mishra G, Patil R. Innovative “19 H of COVID-19” Management Protocol at a dedicated COVID-19 Hospital in Madhya Pradesh.Apollo Med 2020;17:233-234


How to cite this URL:
Agarwal SG, Goenka A, Singh K, Mishra G, Patil R. Innovative “19 H of COVID-19” Management Protocol at a dedicated COVID-19 Hospital in Madhya Pradesh. Apollo Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];17:233-234
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Full Text

Sir,

The COVID-19 management in the currant ongoing pandemic is posing enormous challenge to clinicians worldwide. The definitive management remains to be explored for effective clinical outcome.

Therefore, we would like to share Innovative “19 H of COVID-19” Management Protocol being followed at our center.

Our center being a tertiary care, designated as dedicated COVID-19 Hospital, is equipped with dedicated 800 isolation beds, 100 intensive care unit beds, and 50 ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

The total numbers of admitted patients were 2216 during the period from April 1, to July 5, 2020. These patients were categorized into three different categories of pneumonia, namely, as mild, moderate, and severe on the basis of clinical and radiological assessment.[1]

The overall discharged cases were 1960 in numbers. This included total 560 mild, 264 moderate, and 147 severe cases of pneumonia.

The overall recovery rate of our center has been 88.44%, which is remarkably high as compared to the overall countrywide recovery rate of 60.86% (as on July 6, 2020, total 697,412 cases till July 6, 2020, 424,432 cases recovered).[2]

The overall fatality rate at our center has been 1.35% (i.e., 30 deaths out of total 2216 admitted patients), which is very less as compared to the overall national COVID fatality rate of 2.82%.[2]

In our experience, with our innovative management protocol of “19 H of COVID-19” [Box 1] in place, we could achieve the significantly lower mortality rate with remarkably high recovery rate. Thus, we strongly recommend this management protocol for clinical care and management of COVID-19 patients at all the centers of country.[INLINE:1]

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

References

1Clinical Management Protocol: COVID-19 Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division) version 5; 2020.
2COVID-19 INDIA; 06 July, 2020. Available from: https://www.mohfw.gov.in. [Last accessed on 2020 Jul 06].