As the cases of Covid-19 are on rise, AIIMS Delhi made it mandatory for all hospital staff to wear masks inside the premises and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour in a notice.
Staff members have been advised to use reusable cloth face cover/surgical mask in the workplace. ensure proper cleaning and frequent sanitation of the workplace, particularly of the frequently touched surfaces.
According to the advisory published on April 8, gatherings of five or more persons in canteens or offices should be avoided.
“In view of the reported increase in the global cases of Covid-19 and in order to prevent a fresh outbreak of the disease, all hospital staff are hereby advised to Covid appropriate behavior,” the advisory stated.
It advised extra safeguards for individuals who were at increased risk, such as elderly workers, pregnant workers, and those with underlying medical disorders.
All employees have also been advised to take care of their own health and look out for symptoms such as fever, respiratory problems and, in case of feeling unwell, should observe home-quarantine with the advice of the doctor and get tested for Covid.
The document recommended maintaining personal hygiene and physical distance, adhering to proper disinfection standards in the building/room as per guidelines, and covering your mouth and nose with an elbow, handkerchief, or tissue while sniffling and coughing.
Avoiding gatherings, particularly in canteens, was advised.
“Discourage, to the maximum extent, entry of visitors in the office complex. Only those visitors who have proper permission from the office, whom they want to meet, should be allowed after being properly screened,” the advisory said.
(With inputs from PTI)