Jamshedpur, Jan 9: Amidst rising cases of Covid-19 in and around the city, Tata Main Hospital ( TMH) is working hard to ensure that non-Covid patients get timely medical services. The hospital is in the process of augmenting emergency services to create space for non-Covid patients.
The Physiotherapy area of the OPD complex will be used for this purpose. It will be called Trauma Emergency but patients of heart attack (acute myocardial infarction), acute stroke, poisoning, snake bite, drowning, hanging, etc will also be attended to here apart from road traffic accidents. The capacity will be 15 beds initially and may be modified as per requirement. The Trauma Emergency will be operational from January 10.
“Amidst rush for Third-wave patients, we do not want to hamper our non-Covid patients. To ensure that they get timely medical needs we have started Trauma Emergency facilities,” said an official of the hospital.
TMH has come up with 1000 plus oxygen-equipped beds as part of its preparation. Out of these beds 450 are based at the hospital’s premises, 100 beds have been prepared with facilities of the ventilator, while 550 beds are based out of the hospital. The hospital was operating 591 Covid beds out of these 441 beds at TMH during the second wave.
The official said that the hospital is focusing on infrastructure development. The hospital is acting proactively to strengthen facilities, so the situation could be handled in the best possible way. 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 prime health hub of Jamshedpur city has managed a total of 1027 beds for COVID-19 management. TMH is equipped with 83 ventilators for the critical patients. TMH has a team of over 350 doctors and over 2000 paramedical staff.
Officials of the company said that the vision of TMH is to provide state of the art healthcare services to the employees of Tata Steel, their dependents and the community in a fiscally responsible manner. It has been providing medical services to not only people of Jamshedpur but also the communities in which it operates.
It may be mentioned that, established in 1907 as a dispensary to provide healthcare facilities to the workers of Tata Steel Works, it has today grown into a hospital providing superior medical assistance to everyone.