SETTING UP COVID-19 INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN A RESOURCE COMPROMISED SETUP
Keywords:Intensive care units, Infection control measures, Infrastructure, Resource limitations, Training of staff
Corona virus is a new disease. Its contagiousness, course of disease and treatment are unfolding with time. Health care systems all across the world have evolved to cope up with this crisis. Pakistan reported its first case on 26th February. Since then, with the increasing influx of patients our health care system has been greatly impacted. Significant numbers of patients require Intensive care services. Therefore, development of dedicated
Intensive care units amid compromised resources has been our priority. Infrastructure development and modification, training of staff, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures and staff well being are the main challenges faced. However, with meticulous planning and judicious use of limited resources our establishment has successfully developed Intensive care units that not only provide efficient patient care but also prioritizes on safety of its health care workers.