Hospital incident command system, the pillar of COVID-19 outbreak response: An experience from Patan Hospital, Nepal

Keywords: Disaster, Epidemic, Hospital Preparedness, Incident, Command System

Abstract

In times of disaster, hospital’s preparedness for disaster and response plan contributes significantly to better functioning of the hospital and reducing mortality and morbidity. Activating Hospital incident command system in a timely manner in Patan Hospital has showed how the hospital is better prepared to handle this epidemic outbreak.

 

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Author Biographies

Sunil Adhikari, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Fellow, Emergency Medicine, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Suraj Rijal, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Fellow, Emergency Medicine, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Paras Kumar Acharya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Incident Commander and Professor
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Operation-Communication Officer and Associate Professor 
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Imran Ansari, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Logistic Officer and Professor
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Piyush Rajbhandari, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Planning Officer and Assistant Professor
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prakash Thapa, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Finance Officer  
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Published
2020-05-08
How to Cite
Adhikari, S., Rijal, S., Acharya, P., Sharma, B., Ansari, I., Rajbhandari, P., & Thapa, P. (2020). Hospital incident command system, the pillar of COVID-19 outbreak response: An experience from Patan Hospital, Nepal. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 7(1), 80-84. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v7i1.28872
Section
COVID-19: Short Communication/Perspective/Viewpoint