Jamshedpur, Jan 7: Amidst surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, leading health hub, Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has decided to start telephonic consultation for Covid patients starting from Monday. Any patient interested to contact doctors can do so through TMH Vishwas app or call 41126 and 41242.
During a telephonic media interaction, Dr Rajan Choudhry, advisor, and former general manager, medical services, Tata Steel said during the third wave there has been a surge in cases. We have decided to provide a consultant to such patients who want treatment while maintaining social distancing. It will be a paid service.
The advisor further informed that till date 42 doctors of TMH have been tested positive while 72 nurses are down with the virus. The admissions at TMH have increased 46 to 168 in the past one week. As per our study cases will rise in the next two weeks but in mid- February third wave will weaken, informed Dr Choudhry.
He further noted that despite the fall people should continue to avoid crowding, wear masks and follow social distancing. This will reduce the chances of spread of the virus. If we remain serious about the protocols the virus will further reduce significantly. The advisor reiterated that people must take precautionary steps to ensure further safety. Avoid crowds, wear masks and maintain distance. They should continue to avoid crowding, wear masks and follow social distancing. This will reduce the chances of spread of the virus.
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 and follow all COVID-19 protocols.
The advisor also informed that TMH is all set to administer the third dose of Covid vaccine starting from January 10. TMH has decided to provide the dose at Kudy Mahanty Auditorium at Kadma. People above the age of 60 with certain illnesses and those working in high-risk healthcare and front-line jobs will be allowed to take what the government has classified as precaution doses, as long as their second shots were taken more than nine months ago.