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On the basis of the letter from Government of Rajasthan on 18/04/2021 complete lockdown was enacted in Rajasthan as “Jan Anushasan Pakhwada” and as per the directions from the Vice Chancellor, Dr. S.R Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur the offline classes were stopped on 19th April 2021 and was advised for starting online classes under further notice. The classes in college were stopped on the same day and hostel was vacated and we switched over to online classes. The live classes were conducted through Google Meet and regular notes were uploaded in the college Google drive

On 19th April 2021 itself we received information from SDM office Gogunda informing that our college has been selected for setting up of Relief Camps / Quarantine centre for Standard Migrants. This camp was been setup under the directions from the Block CMHO and under security from Police.  In this regard we started Tele-Medicine services as per the guidelines by Ministry of AYUSH and CCIM, for our patients so that they can use the facility from their home itself. The Tele-Medicine numbers were also published in our website and our notice board and circulated locally. Our doctors, interns, nursing and other staff were assigned different duties in Hospital and Isolation centre by the Principal and Hospital Superintendent. Also, summer vacations were declared from 01/05/2021 to 15/06/2021 as per university schedule. Even though we declared summer vacations under request from all batch students we decided to continue the online classes as per schedule to prevent any academic loss to the students during these hard Covid times.

SDM and Incident Commander, Gogunda issued a letter on 11/05/2021 to Block CMHO to setup a dedicated Covid Care Centre/ Covid Health Centre in our hospital premises and ensuring the duties of Doctors, Nursing staff, Cleaning Staff. In preparation to the same our staff was also vaccinated from Gogunda CHC. In this regard Dr. Pramod Kumar Bhatra, Principal, Kala Ashram Ayurved Medical College and Hospital and Dr. Sanjay.M, Lecturer Panchakarma was selected to coordinate the activities of Covid Care Centre along with Local Administration, Block CMHO and NGOs like Aajeevika Bureau, Basic Health Services. The Ayurvedic and Allopathic medicines, food for the patient and one bye stander and all facilities were free of cost. All safety measures for doctors and staff like PPE, Face Shield, N95 masks and proper biomedical waste disposal, ambulance services were available at this centre. Regular sanitization was carried in the hospital premises. The Covid Care Centre was established on 12/05/2021 thus helping the needy from Gogunda, Sayra and Kotada. It was inaugurated by the SDM Gogunda, in presence of Tehsildar, Block CMHO, Director and Patron Trustee Kala Ashram Foundation, representatives from NGOs like Aajeevika Bureau and Basic Health Services etc.

Our staff was appointed round the clock duty along with staff assigned by Block CMHO. In our hospital, 12 Oxygen concentrators were installed, so that the patients in need may be consulted here and stabilized first. 40 Covid beds were readied and 20 beds were kept in reserve and hospital was prepared for treatment of mild to moderate patients and those who have SpO2 up to 90 were admitted here, thereby reducing the referral load to Udaipur higher centers.

All the updates regarding the setting up of Covid Care Centre were published in almost all newspapers, local channels and digital media, so that the news may reach to wide public and the details were also sent to different higher authorities. Our ayurveda doctors, senior and junior faculties and nursing staff have performed their round the clock duties at Kala Ashram Covid Care Centre for the management and mitigation of Covid–19 symptomatic, asymptomatic and positive patients. The Centre was regularly visited by higher officials including Dr. Dinesh Kharadi, CMHO Udaipur, Dr. Manju Choudhary, CEO-Zila Parishad and Dr. Akshay Vyas from WHO, Mrs. Neelam Lakhara, SDM Gogunda, Dr. O.P. Raipuria, Block CMHO and they all expressed their satisfaction for the same.

This Covid Care Centre has been useful for many patients on IPD and OPD basis. Around 25 COVID positive patients were admitted, stabilized and treated here along with so many others taking advises through our Tele-Medicine services. We have kept our beds, equipments, instruments, machineries, infrastructure facilities and our staff ready for in case of any emergency in future as per the request from B-CMHO.

For the regular follow up of Covid recovered patients Sanjeevani Post Covid Care Centre was also setup and regular medicine distribution including Kadha, Giloy Ghan Vati and necessary medicines were distributed in villages like Bansada, Majawad, Undithal, Vijay Bhavdi, Padawali, Dholighati, Gogunda which are nearby our college. We also conducted awareness regarding Corona virus Infection, transmission, importance of personal hygiene, use of masks and sanitizers and maintain social distancing.

Our whole staff was vaccinated with at least one dose of Covid 19 vaccine. As the Covid cases dropped, we started back our offline classes from 9th August 2021 for at least first dose vaccinated students with ensuring proper Covid guidelines like mask, sanitizers and social distancing and is been continued to till date.