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COVID -19 : Administration plans to increase beds to 1,000 in Jamshedpur

Recovery rate improves, 45 positive patients released

Jamshedpur, June 6: District administration has plans to take number of dedicated beds for corona patients to 1000. Currently the district has around 600 dedicated Covid-19 beds ready but with number of cases rising every day the administration needs to have additional beds. The officials have also decided to convert the Homeopathy College into a quarantine centre as well. MGM Medical College Hospital superintendent Dr Sanjay Kumar said informed they have turned the 100-bed isolation ward into a Covid-19 ward and are now gearing up to create 100-bed ward in the new building. MGM authorities have formed a four-member team to better maintain the 100-bed isolation ward. Dr. RY Chaudhary, Dr. P. Sarkar, Dr. Balram Jha, Dr. VK Sinha have been included in this committee. The new building of MGM would be separated and developed as a COVID Hospital with a new boundary wall so that additional number of patients can be treated.
Though corona positive cases are on the rise in the city, simultaneously patients recovering from deadly virus are also on the recovery mode. As on date, Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has 166 COVID-19 positive patients out of which 45 COVID-19 positive patients have been discharged till today. The hospital is fully equipped with infrastructure required for COVID-19 cases and has made arrangements for 600 beds for the same.
The district�s tally has crossed went 173 after 15 cases were reported by late Friday night and eight more on Saturday alone. Of these, 45 have so far recovered and have been discharged from TMH.
The hospital is fully equipped with infrastructure required for COVID-19 cases and has made arrangements for 600 beds for the same.
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. Presently, the hospital is conducting about 150 RT-PCR diagnostic tests for COVID-19 per day in its laboratory. It has conducted 3700 tests since April 24.
The hospital is in the process of procuring Automated RNA Extraction Kits for conducting atleast 500 tests per day. These kits have twice as much output than manual ones and will help in addressing the increasing requirement of tests in the future.
Additionally, Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) has reached out to 6.10 lakh people in the last 67 days through its various CSR initiatives. TSF reached out to 51000 returning migrant workers across 24 states and provided them with information and support as per their need. Data collection and analysis of 9000 migrant workers reaching East Singhbhum is being done with the help of district administration for providing them with livelihood opportunities basis their skill sets.
TSF has initiated a drive under the Cash For Work programme to collect 1000 kgs of old newspapers for making paper bags and ensuring 150 households earn a minimum one-time income of Rs. 1500. Yet another income generating activity include creating awareness on COVID-19 through making wall paintings. So far, 17000 wall paintings have been made by 2800 households across Kolhan region of Jharkhand. 13000 kgs of fresh vegetables have been sold till date through �From the Farm� initiative of TSF, providing livelihood opportunities to 350 farmers. TSF is looking at creating a permanent model for providing regular income to farmers.

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