As part of ensuing readiness of the selected facilities to manage COVID patients, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI and State Health Societies of five NIPI focus states undertook a rapid exercise to assess preparedness of Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) and Dedicated COVID Health Centers (DCHC). NIPI team was assigned to conduct the assessment of 33 DCHCs and 10 DCHs in its focus states. NIPI has been identified and selected by the Government of India to provide technical assistance to strengthen the preparedness of DCH and DCHCs.
The planned rapid assessments in the field were completed as per the MoHFW SOPs, guidelines and checklists. Field assessment reports have been shared with MOHFW and the respective State Health Societies of five NIPI focus states to help plan and fill gaps highlighted by the assessments.