GOA: After the state government last month tweaked its rules and allowed attendants to stay with Covid patients in hospital, the ESI hospital in Margao has witnessed an encouraging trend of patients, especially elderly ones, willingly being looked after by their loved ones.
In the early weeks of the Covid pandemic, attendants weren’t allowed to enter the Covid wards. But now, with both the Supreme Court and state government encouraging attendants to look after their loved ones, doctors say that many are only too willing to stay by the patient’s bedside.
The recent SC order also mandates all Covid-designated hospitals to set up a help desk to physically or telephonically address enquiries about patients admitted in the facility. The facility, it is learnt, has already been made functional at the Covid hospital in Margao.