Jamshedpur, July 17: With bed occupancy reaching over 90 percent in most of the COVID hospitals in the city, the administration has started hunting for new health hubs. At a meeting held at the district headquarters, Deputy Commissioner Suraj Kumar informed that Dedicated COVID Hospitals ( DCH) has been enhanced with 60 beds being arranged at Uma Super Specialty Hospital at Mango and 40 beds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, located along the NH-33 route to Ghatshila.
The Deputy Commissioner directed to increase the number of ambulances and paid quarantine centers (hotels). He said that all the institutional quarantine centers or paid quarantine centers should have food, cleanliness and other basic facilities and protective equipment available in them.
At the meeting, Sub-Divisional Officer Dhalbhum Chandan Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Saurav Kumar Sinha, Additional District Magistrate (Law and Order), Nandkishore Lal, Civil Surgeon in-charge Dr. R.K. N Jha, general manager TMH Dr. Rajan Choudhary, MGM College Superintendent Dr. Nakula Choudhary, MGM College Principal Dr. PK Barla, Dr. Sanjay Kumar of Tata Motors Hospital and others were present.
District civil surgeon Dr RN Jha said a present most of the COVID cases are emerging from within the city limit and are resulting in contact with the infected people. He pointed out the number of COVID cases is increasing fast and even the workers employed in big industries are being tested positive.
The district administration and its health wing have intensified the war against coronavirus in the face of spike in the deadly disease in the district. A team also visited St John’s Hospital, located along the NH-33 route to Ghatshila. St John’s Hospital management welcomed the inspection team and made them aware that they are always ready for treating the COVID patients.
Tata Steel has also made arrangements for 507 Isolation beds and 77 critical care beds with invasive and non-invasive ventilators are in the process of being set-up at TMH, Jamshedpur. A total of 130 Isolation bed facilities are already operational at TMH.
The administration has appealed to the people of the district to strictly follow the rules of home quarantine. Even a slight negligence can hit many people in corona. He advised people to strictly adhere to physical distance and essentially use masks and sanitizers.
�We are taking every step to ensure that people having travel history are covered. We want to screen every individual who might have come from abroad or from another state or district to East Singhbhum and want to reach each of the houses in urban and rural areas of the district in a limited time span,� said the official.