Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 14
There has been a sudden jump in the number of patients suffering from diabetes and blood pressure problems after contracting with Covid-19. Also, there are many such patients who have these problems, but do not get themselves tested. To track the health status of patients and provide them right medicines, non-communicable disease control clinic (NCD clinic) is being started at the Community Health Centre (CHC), Shahkot.
The clinic will be run every Friday and senior doctors from the CHC will examine the patients. The clinic started by the CHC is a unique step for the prevention of non-communicable diseases. Shahkot Senior Medical Officer Dr AS Duggal said due to the lockdown imposed during the Covid pandemic and the fear of infection, patients suffering from diabetes and BP started taking medicines from local drug shops or untrained doctors and their illness went out of control. Under this, ASHA workers at the village level will identify suspected patients and send them to the NCD clinic. After a complete investigation here, their medicine will be started.
Giving information about the functioning of the NCD clinic, Block Extension Educator Chandan Mishra said the OPD will run on every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, where the senior medical officer will examine the patients. After checking, a patient's BP passport will be made, The BP Passport (Card) is App based, in which patient's illness, date of testing, date of examination, quantity of medicine given and date of next visit will be recorded. Once the patient is examined in the CHC, he or she will be able to get the regular sugar and BP testing done at their nearest Tandarust Punjab Sehat Kendra and they will also be given medicine for a month.
Patients to get ‘BP Passport’
- After checking, a patient’s, a BP Passport will be made. The BP Passport (card) is App based in which patient’s illness, date of testing, date of examination, quantity of medicine given and date of next visit will be recorded
- Once the patient is examined at the CHC, he or she will be able to get the regular sugar and BP testing done at their nearest Tandrust Punjab Sehat Kendra and they will also be given medicine for a month
- The clinic started by the CHC is a unique step for the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
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