In the wake rising COVID-19 cases due to community transmission of the virus in city, Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari has asked civis administration to increase the bed counts by 1,000 at hospitals in the city so that citizens do not have to run from hospital to hospital for medical facility.
Though at present strain does not appears to be strong as most of the people are asymptotic still the fast spread is a matter of worry.
Further worrying factor is increase in fatalities due to COVID-19 and it reached six months high of 40 on Monday.
Every day, 2,500 to 3,000 citizens in the city are getting infected by novel coronavirus and beds in hospital could fall short if the same rate of transmission continues even for next few weeks.
Similarly, the number of active cases has gone up to 24,000 and faster addition calls for imidiate steps to isolate positive patients at proper health facility so that transmission rate can be brought down.
About 3,000 civilians have been killed so far in city due to COVID-19. In view of this dire situation, the Mayor has directed the administration to allow the increase in the number of additional beds in the existing private hospitals. Last year during peak of novel coronavirus, the existing beds fell short and in
some of the cases, patients died after having to hop from one place to another as hospitals were
not having even a single vacant bed.
To avoid repeat of such ignominy, the administration should take all the necessary measures and grant permission for increasing beds capacity in city hospitals.
At the same time, non-COVID hospitals in the city should be allowed to start COVID hospitals so that citizens can get necessary and required health care near their home. In view of the growing number of patients in Indira Gandhi Government Hospital (Mayo), additional doctors and staff should be appointed there.
Arrangements should be made immediately on the ground floor for COVID patients in the Women’s Hospital at Panchpaoli run by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), the Mayor said.