The COVID second wave has created havoc worlwide putting the center, state government and health workers in distress. Looking at the intensity experts are of the view that the third wave could also be equally devastating.
Learning from the amount of disturbance and loss of life caused due to bed, oxygen and medicine crisis, the district administration held a meeting on Saturday to discuss the issues to fight in case of third wave. The discussion during the meeting led to set up a 900-bed Jumbo hospital and 25 oxygen plants at Mankapur Sports Complex.
Guardian minister Nitin Raut directed the authorities to prepare a master plan to tackle the third wave of Covid. District collector Ravindra Thakare, municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B, ZP CEO Yogesh Kumbhejkar, director of Directorate General of Information and Public Relations Hemraj Bagul, dean of GMCH Dr Dr Sudhir Gupta, Dean of IGGMCH Dr Ajay Keoliya, medical superintendent Dr Avinash Gawande, deputy director, Health Department Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, district surgeon Dr Devendra Paturkar, president of IMA Dr Sanjay Deotale, all the officers of Covid Task Force were present. The availability of beds will depend on the availability of oxygen. Therefore, cryogenic oxy gen plants would be set up at ten places in the district. Around 5,000 jumbo cylin ders should be made avail able for corona patients and 1000 oxygen concentra tors would be procured.
Therefore, work with the objective of separate oxy gen supply in each major hospital and meet the tar get of 10,000 tests per day, Raut said. Covid Care Centers in each tehsil will be upgraded. Pay attention to this to reduce stress on GMCH, Mayo AIIMS and other private hospitals in the city.
Ambedkar Hospital, ESIC Hospital and Haj House in Indore area, will be upgraded as well as Koradi, Kamptee, Ramtek, Mouda, Umred and Katol hospitals in rural areas will also be upgraded. The state government will soon direct local doctors in urban and rural areas to take care of home quaran tine patients.
They will also be paid honorarium for this. Excessive use of Remdesivir and some other drugs have shown side effects in many patients. Therefore, action will be taken against doctors who do not follow the treatment protocol.
District collector Thakare said that now a team of offi cials will visit villages to increase awareness about vaccination and ensuring mass vaccination. However, he also suggested that attention be paid to the health facilities and infra structure in the village. Strict action against lab owners and staff who issue bogus RT-PCR report and those involved in ble marketing of Remdesivir.
Here are some of the Key highlights of the Hospital:
- A 900-bed Jumbo hospital at Mankapur soon
- Cryogenic oxygen plants to be set up at 10 places
- 15,000 jumbo cylinders will be available
- 10,000 tests per day 1,000 oxygen concen trators will be pur chased
- Tehsil level Covid Centers to be made robust
- Upgradation of Ambedkar, ESIC, Haj House hospitals
- Upgradation of Koradi, Kamptee, Ramtek, Mouda, Umred & Katol hospitals
- Creation of task force to save children
- Local doctors to take care of home quaran tine patient
- Action against doctors who do not follow treatment protocol
- Officials to visit villages to increase vaccination
- Order to the police to seal district borders
- Strict action against black marketeers of Remdesivir
- Action on laboratories reporting bogus RT PCR.