Clinic Safety Protocol
Essential public health services are overburdened by the coronavirus pandemic, and in India, Maharashtra is one of the worst affected states, where infected cases have crossed 1,50,000. This has necessitated that hospitals and clinics adopt certain procedures that ensure sanitation and hygiene.
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Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic
While the country was under the biggest lockdown in the world, with over one billion people staying at home, certain essential services are limping back to normal. One such service is physiotherapy and clinics, such as Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic, are taking cleanliness and hygiene seriously by incorporating the best hospital-grade disinfectant in their daily cleaning. As a matter of fact, Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic has gone a step further to ensure staff and patients are safe at all times with a very specific standard operating procedure.
Patient and Staff Safety and Health Procedures in the Clinic
Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic in Thane has always been concerned about the welfare of its patients and staff, and hence, hygiene has always been a priority. Now, that the clinic has reopened after a lengthy lockdown, it has gone further to ensure patients and staff are safe during treatment sessions.
The clinic is following the guidelines of the US CDC and the WHO. The clinic was thoroughly sanitized before it reopened its doors for patients. All equipment and treatment tables are carefully sanitized and disinfected after each use with the help of the best hospital-grade disinfectant.
Across the clinic, patients will find hand sanitization stations. Every station has sanitizer dispenser with a WHO-recommended hand sanitizer. This ensures that patients can sanitize their hands the moment they enter the clinic.
The hospital has housekeeping staff who work continuously during working hours using a cleaner and disinfectant to clean high-touch areas, like door handles, chairs, banisters, light switches, and counters. Using the best hospital-grade disinfectant, treatment tools and exercise equipment are continuously cleaned.
Every staff member in the hospital wears a mask or a face shield, gloves, and gown. Staff have received in-housing training to make hand hygiene a priority. So, they either wash hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer after treating each patient. This ensures there is no risk of any infection getting transmitted.
Additional Safety Measures
Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic has also incorporated additional measures to ensure optimal patient and staff safety. Some of them are as follows:
Patient visits to the hospital are spaced so that just a few patients are present inside the clinic at a given time.
The clinic minimizes waiting time by ensuring patients are immediately taken to the treatment room on arrival.
Staff members have been mandated to stay at home in case they are feeling unwell and to return to work only after they are 100% fit and healthy
The clinic has increased the frequency of cleaning items that are used by therapists and patients
Staff have received awareness training to understand the importance of handwashing and hand sanitizing
Therapists at the clinic always wear hospital-grade masks or face shield.
Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic realizes how dangerous and debilitating COVID-19 can be and how the infection is rapidly spreading. That is why the clinic views its relationship with patients as a partnership, where the patient and the clinic work together to safeguard their health and wellbeing.
Expectations of the Clinic
The clinic has not left any stone unturned to ensure optimal sanitation and hygiene so that patients feel safe and confident about coming for their physiotherapy sessions. At the same time, Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic has certain expectations from patients.
For one, patients should immediately use a sanitizer dispenser to sanitize their hands on entering the clinic. They also have the option of washing their hands with soap and water. To protect themselves, other patients and staff, patients who complain of cough, fever, or breathing difficulties should cancel their appointment. They should also cancel if, in the last two weeks, they have come in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
The Final Words
Dr. Sahil’s Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic realizes this new normal is here to stay. That is why it has taken measures to ensure optimal sanitation and hygiene within its premises and this gives patients peace of mind. Now, they can come for physiotherapy sessions without worrying about their health and wellbeing.