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CWM Hospital Emergency Doctors Sacrificing To Fight COVID Battle

Head of Department, Dr Amit Sewak, who is an Emergency specialist, said the doctors also provided guidance and support to health centers.
13 Jun 2021 11:41
CWM Hospital Emergency Doctors Sacrificing To Fight COVID Battle
Doctors and Nurses of Emergency Department in CWM Hospital.

Most of the Emergency doctors are staying away from their families like any other departments, to safeguard the hospital due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Doctors from the Emergency Department at Colonial War Memorial Hospital are currently screening and swabbing all the patients that enters the hospital as well as providing resuscitation and acute care to both cases of COVID suspects and Non-COVID patients.

Head of Department, Dr Amit Sewak, who is an Emergency specialist, said the doctors also provided guidance and support to health centers.

“Furthermore, emergency department has deployed several emergency doctors to compliment the services of health centers and provide the necessary support and guidance for emergency care.”

“Our services at the emergency department are complimented and further strengthened by our amazing nurses who are ready for any challenge, supporting us to new heights,” he said.

Department roles 

Dr Sewak added that their department dealt with patients that required immediate medical attention for their injuries and illnesses.

He said public may access the emergency department 24/7, 365 days.

“Emergency department provides unscheduled care to patients with undifferentiated life threatening and time critical emergencies,” he said.

He also said emergency doctors practiced emergency medicine which is the field of practice based on the knowledge and skills.

“This is required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders.”

“It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and skills necessary for their development,” he said.

Emergency staff

Currently, the department has 35 doctors comprises of locals and regional.

Dr Sewak said most of these emergency doctors were doing their Masters training program to become specialists.

“This specialist training is supervised by three locally trained Emergency specialist including me, Dr Shivani Shailin and Dr Krishneel Krishna and Emergency specialist Nurse Charge Mamatuki who has currently training emergency nurses into specialization,” he said.

Advice 

Emergency doctors would like to plead and remind the general public to practice COVID safe protocols such as frequent hygiene, wearing mask in public and maintaining social distancing.

Dr Sewak said: “We stay in hospital for you, but you need to stay at home for us. Keep us and your Families all safe.”

“God bless us all, together we can,” he said.

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