In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.
Negative RT-PCR or TrueNat report mandatory for entry
All the patients who have been given the appointment for a consultation in the OPD department and IPD for admission will now have to show a negative RT-PCR report at the entry of PGI. Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry.
No patient will be allowed to step inside the premises of the government hospital without a valid report which is not older than 5 days. As per the guidelines, only test reports from ICMR accredited labs will be considered valid in the hospital.
Guidelines for patients visiting hospital more than once a week
As per the new guidelines, dialysis patients or patients who visit the hospital more than once every week for therapies or other medical care can enter the hospital with a 7-day old negative RT-PCR or TrueNat report. Apart from the report from an ICMR accredited lab, these patients are also required to show a valid prescription(not older than 7 working days) from SGPGI.
Meanwhile, all the test reports will be verified by the data entry operators or faculty members using a QR code scanner. In case of forgery, patients and the attendants will be held accountable for the crime and strict actions will be taken against them. Apart from handing them over to the security in charge, a formal police complaint will be registered against the culprits.