Jamshedpur: Despite all efforts, the city is emerging as Corona hot bed with corona positive cases going northwards. In the last 24 hours 179 positive cases have been reported.
The district administration has launched steps on a war-footing to control virus spread which threatens to destroy the city. In his latest action, the District administration has asked private hospitals to ramp up bed facilities for the coronavirus patients. It has opted 3-T formulas — ‘Test’, ‘Tracing’ and ‘Treatment’.
“ We have focused on increasing vaccination but at the same time we are also conducting tests. With a large number of tests at different locations in the districts positive persons would be traced out very fast and after isolation, they will get the proper treatment. It will help in a long way to curtail the spread of the virus,” said an official.
The Deputy Commissioner Suraj Kumar has directed to increase the number of beds. “ We want to increase the number of beds. Tata Steel is supporting us with converting some important institutions for COVID asymptomatic patients. Even Tata Motors is also helping us in this endeavour. We want to be prepared for atleast 1200 beds considering the number of patients rising every day,” said an official.
Tata Steel is stepping-up its efforts to reach out to more people impacted by COVID-19. With the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand, TMH Jamshedpur is all geared up to enhance its testing facilities.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur police has also warned violators that FIRs under the Disaster Management Act and other sections of the IPC will be filed. An official informed that if anyone found roaming without a mask will be booked under section 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC.
Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has come up with 1000 plus oxygen equipped beds as part of its preparation. Out of these beds 450 are based at the hospital’s premises, 100 beds have been prepared with facilities of ventilator, while 550 beds are based out of the hospital. The hospital was operating 591 Covid beds out of these 441 beds at TMH during the second wave. During a telephonic media interaction, Dr Rajan Choudhry, advisor, and former general manager, medical services, Tata Steel said that going by the number of positive cases being reported in the city it can be said that it is the beginning of the third wave.