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TMH Jamshedpur to enhance COVID ward capacity to 478 beds

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Jamshedpur, April 9: 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 next 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.

Addressing a teleconference Dr Rajan Choudhry, advisor, medical services, Tata Steel informed that currently there are 175 Covid beds at the hospital by tomorrow they plan to increase it to 216 and by the end of next week the numbers will rise to 478 beds. These will include 150 beds at GT Hospital 4.  

“As we are trying to increase Covid beds to fight the virus, the other medical facilities are being curtailed. The clinics at Ardeshir Dalal Memorial Hospital, Sidhgora, South Park, and Sonari have been closed. While at clinics in Sakchi, Baridih and Kadma only one doctor has been deputed. Our hospital is fully equipped with infrastructure required for COVID-19 cases,” said Dr Choudhry. He said that the positivity rate at the hospital from the past one week is 5.34 per cent. However, the hospital is fully equipped with infrastructure required for COVID-19 cases and has made arrangements to increase the number of beds.

Dr Choudhry further said that the months of April and May are very crucial and we need to be very careful during this period. He said that wearing masks should be a must for everyone.

He said that increasing the speed of vaccination is the only way to win the battle against the pandemic. The transmission of the viral spread is much higher in the second wave. He said that as the vaccination gathers speed the situation will become normal.

“Though the second wave is much higher in intensity than the first wave, the presence of vaccines makes the difference currently. The vaccine will develop the third immunity to fight the virus,” said Dr Choudhry.

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