In view of growing number of Covid 19 cases in some parts of the state and the threat of a new Delta variant looming large, Nagpur Municipal Corporation is gearing up to meet the challenge.
It has been stated that children are likely to be affected in the near future, 200 paediatric bed Covid Hospital has been set-up by NMC.
City Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, through a video message, has informed about the preparedness of the city in tackling the possible third wave.
“We have learned a lot from the previous Covid wave and thus are constantly introducing new tactics and plans to tackle the situation,” he said.
Steep rise in Delta Variant in the country is a major cause of concern. In Maharashtra, a steady rise in cases are reported from Ratnagiri and Jalgaon districts.
“In order to trace the virus, we have ramped up the testing facilities in the city. Now every day around 5000 to 9000 samples are being tested in the city” Mayor said.
Citing all the predictions on the third wave NMC has prepared 100 beds in NMC hospitals dedicated to children. Out of these 100 beds, 25 beds are available in Indira Gandhi Rugnalaya, 25 beds in KT Nagar, and 50 in Pachpaoli Maternity Hospital. A team of child specialists have also been deputed in these hospitals.
He further added that with the help of Paediatricians we are preparing the data of medicines required in the treatment of children.
“We have also set additional 200 beds hospital specifically for children in Jamnalal Bajaj Administrative Building of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Here 50 ICU beds have also been made available. Additional space for the parents to stay near the hospital has also been made available.
In the second wave NMC had setup 1,006 COVID dedicated beds around the city to tackle the situation and can again install these beds in no time.
Mayor appealed the citizen that even though today the cases are less everyone should follow the COVID norms and follow all the rules in order to break the chain. The preparations have been made following reports of rise in number of cases reported from Pune region.