64 COVID-patients on oxygen support and 3 on ventilators – Dr Tudravu

Ministry of Health chief medical adviser Doctor Jemesa Tudravu during a press conference. Picture: FILE

Sixty-four COVID-19 patients are currently on oxygen support while three patients are on ventilators, says Health Ministry chief medical adviser Dr Jemesa Tudravu.

He said on Friday that 332 COVID patients were currently admitted in hospital facilities of which 84 were in a severe or critical condition.

Dr Tudravu said a total of 384,200 individuals had been screened and 70, 744 individuals had been swabbed.

He also said all major health services were operational in all the divisions.

Dr Tudravu said they were concerned about the increase in the number of new cases and deaths in the country.

“In terms of health services, all our major health facilities remain fully functional in all divisions providing emergency services, admissions, and inpatient care for COVID and non-COVID patients,” he said.

Dr Tudravu said a patient care flow pathway has been established to ensure that all cases of COVID-19 are identified and followed up.

“This essentially means that if a patient is diagnosed with COVID-19, that patient will be directed to a care plan where the patient will be admitted at home and followed up through telehealth.

“They can also be admitted to an intermediate care facility such as the field hospital and cared for by our team or admitted at the main hospital for high-level care.”

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