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Covid-19 third wave may peak by month-end in Jamshedpur: TMH

Hospital comes up with new testing facility at Bistupur 

11-month-old among three Covid infected kids under treatment at TMH

Positivity rate increases from 46.84 per cent to 47.63 per cent .

Jamshedpur, Jan 14: In order to cater to the growing needs of the patients, Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has also come up with an additional Covid testing facility at Safety Excellence Centre (Old NTTF building) in Bistupur.  The facility will be chargeable for non-Tata Steel employees.

TMH is also providing Covishield Booster Vaccines at Kudy Mohanty Auditorium, Kadma for Tata Steel Non-employees (above 60 years with comorbidities) as well. The booking for availing this service can be done by downloading TMH Vishwas app from Google PlayStore and registering yourself (if not done already). The payment will be made Online in COVID testing screen, following which receipt will be generated confirming payment details (Amount- Rs 780/-). Post booking the slot, the vaccine must be brought in – 1) Mobile on which booking done, 2) Aadhaar Card/PAN Card, 3) Certificate of 2nd dose or beneficiary ID, 4) Proof of Comorbidity, said Dr Rajan Chaudhry, advisor, Covid-19, Tata Main Hospital.

Tata Steel Foundation had commissioned state-of-the-art Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants at various locations across Jharkhand and Odisha.

Dr Rajan Chaudhry along with Dr Sudhir Rai, General Manager (Medical Services) Tata Steel was also present at the online press meet. 

Tata Main Hospital (TMH), the first private laboratory in Jharkhand to receive the approval for conducting COVID-19 testing, has achieved a new milestone of conducting 3.2 lakh Covid-19 tests. TMH has conducted 1.7 lakh Real-time Reverse Transcription–Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and 1.5 lakh Rapid Antigen tests for COVID-19. 

Addressing the media during a telephonic press meet, Dr Rajan Chaudhry further said that Tata Main Hospital has achieved a milestone. The hospital has set up a benchmark in the State in terms of conducting tests. The hospital has so far treated 7500 Covid patients.

He went on to inform that Covid cases are on the rise in the city. In the last one week, 221 patients were admitted while the numbers were 172 in the previous week. The positivity rate has also increased from 46.84 per cent to 47.63 per cent this week.  

Dr Chaudhry claimed that the current wave of the pandemic will reach its peak by January 26 and the curve might flatten after the first week of February. He further said that three Covid infected kids (11-month-old, 4 years and 14 years) are under treatment at TMH.

 “As per the data available we have found that the impact of the virus is getting intense. However, we need to be careful in the coming days too. The next few days are crucial with the festive season on a spree. We must take precautionary steps to ensure further safety. Avoid crowds, wear masks and maintain distance,”  said Dr Chaudhry.

The hospital has also achieved milestones in terms of vaccination. The hospital has administered 292816 vaccines so far while 114864 have received both the vaccines while 742 have received boosters.

He went on to inform that the recovery of COVID-19 patients at one of the largest hospitals in Jharkhand, Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has improved significantly. Dr Rajan Chaudhry said that the hospital is providing the best services to the people of Jharkhand.

“The doctors and nurses of TMH are also on the path to recovery. At present only 52 doctors and 130 nurses are not reporting earlier, the figures were much higher,” added Dr Chaudhry.   

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