07 April 2020 – Established triage facilities for managing different COVID-19 cases

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Health services
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of India implemented a system to triage different categories of cases in different facilities.

COVID Care Centers will be used for mild or very mild cases or COVID suspect cases. These will be makeshift facilities that may be set up in hostels, hotels, schools, stadiums, lodges etc.

Dedicated COVID Health Centres will offer care for all cases that have been clinically assigned as moderate. These will either be a full hospital or a separate block in a hospital, and will have beds with assured oxygen support.

Dedicated COVID Hospitals will offer comprehensive care for those who have been clinically assigned as severe. These will have fully equipped ICUs, ventilators and beds with assured oxygen support.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1612010