MAHATMA GANDHI 
POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES
(MGPGI)
GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY INSTITUTION
PONDICHERRY - 605 006


MGPGI - COVID 19 SCREENING CAMPS

A] BORDER SCREENING DUTY

A total of 91 individuals(37 postgraduates 32 interns and 22 attenders) performing the border screening duty, at JIPMER arch, Gorimedu, round the clock in 3 shifts from 18th March 2020 to 11th June 2020.

Statistics of the screening process during this period:

Total no of vehicles screened for entry in to Pondicherry        :121891

Total no of vehicles denied entry into Pondicherry                 :   3155

Total no of peoples allowed for emergency medical assistance :   2178

Total no of passengers suspected with COVID -19 symptoms   :     32

Total no. of days involved in border booth screening               :    82 days.

B] QUARANTINE FACILITY FOR HEALTH WORKERS FROM COVID WARDS

From 11/04/2020 till 24/05/2020, the Faculty quarters of MGPGI was repurposed as a quarantine facility for the consultants, post graduates, interns, staff nurses and health care workers associated with IGMC&RI, Puducherry, a dedicated Covid hospital. 23 rooms were made ready with all the necessary requirements.

C] COVID CARE CENTRE

Due to rising Covid cases the medical and surgical wards of MGPGI, Puducherry, were converted into a full-fledged Covid Care Centre, for isolation and monitoring of asymptomatic Corona positive patients from 25/06/2020 till 26/10/2020. The two wards, in the ground and first floors, accommodate up to 40 patients, with 20 beds in each floor.

The vitals were monitored for every patient (Spo2%, PR, Temperature). Patients were under observation for 24 hours a day for any development of symptoms and managed accordingly by our Dental Doctors with Medical persons on call duty. A total of 476 patients were admitted, monitored and discharged after ten days according to the ICMR directives.

D] RT-PCR TESTING CENTRE

 

MGPGI is an authorised RT-PCR sample collection centre form 09/09/2020. RT-PCR samples are being collected form the general populace in camps. Samples are collected from patients coming to the OPD for dental procedures or for Covid testing alone. Till date (09/11/2020) 1490 samples have been collected and sent to JIPMER for testing.

E] RAPID ANTIGEN TEST CAMPS

A team of 32 persons, comprising of doctors, PGs, Interns and HCWs are conducting surveillance testing for Covid, using Rapid Antigen Tests from 10.09.2020 till date (09.11.2020). So far up to 16,222 individuals have been tested in these camps.

F] OUT PATIENT TREATMENT

            From the beginning of the Covid pandemic till date, the OPD has been functioning with all due precautions according to ICMR guidelines. The screening, triaging and subsequent dental treatment and procedures are being carried out with absolute care and personnel protection in mind.