Jamshedpur: 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 1 lakh Covid-19 tests. The tests that were started in May have completed 1 lakh mark this month.
TMH over the months has conducted 48000 Real-time Reverse Transcription–Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and 52000 Rapid Antigen tests for COVID-19.
As on date, there are only 44 COVID positive cases admitted in TMH and the medical condition of all the patients is stable. During the month of September TMH used to admit 350 Covid patients per week however now only 30 to 35 patients are being admitted per week.
Addressing the media during a telephonic press meet, Dr Rajan Choudhry, advisor, COVID-19, Tata Main Hospital said that the hospital has achieved a milestone. The hospital is on its way of setting a benchmark in the State in terms of conducting tests.
“ As per the data available we have found that the impact of the virus has reduced. However, we need to be careful in the coming days too. The next few days are crucial with New Year round the corner. We must take precautionary steps to ensure further safety. Avoid crowds, wear masks and maintain distance,” said Dr Choudhry.
He noted: “We have witnessed a rise in cases during August and September but now the situation is static. In order to ensure safety during the coming months it is really very important for people to stay away from the crowd. They should avoid gathering in rituals and celebrate the festival with their family members,” he noted.
The advisor further went on to add that sensing the need of those patients who recovered from coronavirus, the hospital had started the clinic. TMH is among six such clinics authorised by the State Government. He informed that maximum patients consulting the clinic have complaints of lethargy while 10 per cent have respiratory problems. The clinic is providing consultancy and counselling to such patients who want further treatment.
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 Choudhry said that the hospital is providing the best services to the people of Jharkhand. At present only 44 positive patients are being treated at the hospital.