May 22, Kathmandu: The government has decided to run Bir Hospital, the oldest government hospital, as a Covid-19 unified central hospital.
The government’s decision was in line with the Covid-19 crisis management ordinance-2078 issued on Thursday by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
At least an 11th-grade government officer or senior doctor will be employed as chief administrative officer at the central hospital.
The central hospital will run a Covid-19 screening clinic, a fever clinic and a counselling centre.
Likewise, it offers the arrangement of oxygen isolation and intensive care units, telemedicine call centre and services of home isolation follow-ups, ambulance and emergency services.
Similarly, it will coordinate with the admission of Covid-19 infected people to the health facilities having empty beds. It can also recommend the operation of any health institution as a Covid-19 health facility.