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Jamshedpur hotbed of COVID cases as infection load grows by leaps and bounds

Jamshedpur, April 12: Despite all efforts, the city remains a Corona hot bed with corona positive cases going northwards. Off late, everyday more than 300 positive cases are being reported. The active cases in the district are around 1600.

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’.

Citizens stand in queue to receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at MGM Hospital in Jamshedpur on Monday.

“ 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.

In the wake of rising bed occupancy due to the second wave of Covid-19, leading health hub Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has decided to increase the number of Covid beds from currently 175 to 478 beds by the end of this week. The hospital authorities informed that currently 169 Covid patients are being treated at its premises out of which 32 are on ventilators. Steps are being taken to ensure early recovery of the patients.

District administration has plans to take number of dedicated beds for corona patients to 1200 by April 30.  The administration plans to have 300 beds at TMH, while at MGM there are 110 beds. The administration plans to have 1200 isolation beds. It is working to convert local health and rural centres into isolation beds.

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.

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