07 April 2020 – Established triage facilities for managing different COVID-19 cases

Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans; Listening to scientists or health/other experts
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Government of India implemented a system to triage different categories of cases in different facilities.

COVID Care Centers will be used for mild or very mild cases or COVID suspect cases. These will be makeshift facilities that may be set up in hostels, hotels, schools, stadiums, lodges etc.

Dedicated COVID Health Centres will offer care for all cases that have been clinically assigned as moderate. These will either be a full hospital or a separate block in a hospital, and will have beds with assured oxygen support.

Dedicated COVID Hospitals will offer comprehensive care for those who have been clinically assigned as severe. These will have fully equipped ICUs, ventilators and beds with assured oxygen support.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1612010