Jamshedpur, June 18: The overall Covid-19 positivity rate continues to decline in the city, raising hope that the worst of the second wave is over. Leading health hub Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has reported a decline in positivity rate from 5.01 per cent to 2.06 per cent.
During a telephonic media interaction, Dr Rajan Choudhry, advisor, and former general manager, medical services, Tata Steel said the second wave is on further decline with positivity rate which was 17.13 per cent a few weeks week back to reduce to 2.06 per cent.
The admissions have reduced to 15 this week. The deaths at the hospital have also reduced to three in the last week. The recovery rate has improved to 84.09 per cent. At present there is one critical Covid patient while 11 at the positive ward of the hospital.
Dr Choudhry reiterated 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 also informed that the hospital has also started its OPD services in full-fledged. The hospital is focusing on telephonic consultation service. The registration for the telephonic service is available on TMH Vishwas App.
Talking about preparations for the third Covid wave, Dr Choudhry 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 also went on to add that the hospital has administered 88,000 doses so far. TMH is providing vaccination at Loyola School, XLRI and KSMS.
TMH is also offering a post Covid 19 care clinic at its OPD. Sensing the need of those patients who recovered from coronavirus, the hospital is providing the service. “ Lethargy, joint pains, difficulty in breathing, itching and other skin related diseases are some ailments found in the patients post the recovery. We are providing a consultant to such patients who want further treatment. It is a paid service,” said the advisor.