Monday, January 30, 2023

200 admissions in three days in TMH Jamshedpur, 46 deaths reported in 72 hours

Jamshedpur: Covid-19 situation in the city has worsened with 200 admissions of critical patients being reported at the leading health hub, Tata Main Hospital (TMH). Moreover, 46 deaths have been reported in just 72 hours. According to information, 21 deaths were reported between 40-60 years and 22 deaths in the age group of 60-80 years. Sixty per cent of deaths are only because of coronavirus. While 20 per cent of the population that died was above 80 per cent. The senior citizens that died were mainly because of comorbid conditions.

Addressing a teleconference on Friday, Dr Rajan Choudhry, advisor, medical services, Tata Steel informed that the second wave of Covid has its worst impact in the city.  The hospital is well equipped with facilities but rate of admission is very high. On an average 60 to 70 admissions of serious Covid patients are being reported in the city.The hospital is running with 100 per cent occupancy rate.

At present there are 543 beds being operated, 393 oxygen beds, 48 beds with invasive ventilators, and 75 with non-invasive ventilators. The hospital has witnessed 5467 Covid admissions so far.

The hospital is conducting more than 1500 Covid tests daily and the average positivity rate is 39.51 per cent, which is very high in terms of spread of the virus. Last week it was 36.75

Dr Choudhry informed Tata Main Hospital (TMH) said that the hospital is also focussing on vaccination drive. The hospital has so far administered 33747 vaccines which comprises 4584 double doses. To contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India started the COVID Vaccination programme on 16 January 2021.  Vaccination is being made available to those eligible as per the existing guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. As per the government guidelines, all people above the age of 45 years, irrespective of the comorbidities, are eligible for vaccination from April 1. Advance appointments can be booked through The hospital is also preparing itself to start a vaccination drive for 18 years and above from May 1.

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