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Health hubs in Jamshedpur come up with a contingency plan to tackle possible third Covid wave

Focus more on oxygen and ventilator beds with a larger workforce

Jamshedpur, July 2: As part of their preparations for dealing with a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is likely to affect kids, the city-based health hubs have come up with a contingency plan. Prominent hospitals like Tata Main Hospital ( TMH), Tata Motors Hospital and MGM Medical College and Hospital have begun refurbishing their paediatric wards and introducing better medical facilities for proper treatment of children.

Dr. Rajan Chaudhry, advisor, medical services, Tata Steel said: “As we prepare for the third wave, we need more oxygen and ventilator beds with a larger workforce. We need to streamline our protocols to make things comfortable and beneficial for the patients. Communication between the hospital and patients’ families/relatives is important.  Multiple initiatives were undertaken to communicate about patient well-being”.

He said that as part of the precautions for the next wave it is important to get your family and friends vaccinated. The more people get vaccinated the less the chance of pandemic hitting us as hard as it did this time. It is important to wear a proper mask to protect yourself. Follow all COVID-19 protocols.

Parents with small children should be vaccinated. Ladies who are planning a pregnancy should first get vaccinated and lactating mothers should get themselves vaccinated.

During the second wave, TMH had 450 treatment beds with an oxygen-giving facility inside the hospital of which 50 were invasive ventilator beds. Very few hospitals had this kind of facility during the pandemic.  In addition, the hospital had 150 Covid beds outside TMH for asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients.

In a move to augment health facilities during ongoing pandemic Covid-19, a seven-bed ICU facility is coming up at the Sadar Hospital at Khasmahal in Parsudih locality of the city soon.

In view of rising cases of mucormycosis or black fungus cases in the city, MGM Medical College Hospital has set up a ward for the treatment of the patients.

Tata Motors Hospital has added a special wing with the expert team of the doctors to help post Covid illness.  Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sanjay Kumar, head, medical services said: “I am happy to share that we have been able to vaccinate more than 22000 numbers of people so far. Our team of doctors is working round the clock to protect every life and they are working relentlessly for the community.”

This year Tata Motors Hospital has added various new facilities and advanced technologies in order to serve the patients better like New Dialysis Unit, Extension of ICU facility for COVID Care, a new medical ward and add new technology advancements in the treatment process. The hospital has been successfully able to serve more than 4000+ patients with severe cases in the Covid Care Unit. The team has been continuously serving over 15000 indirect cases on the ongoing journey.

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