Jamshedpur, Aug 9: With bed occupancy reaching 100 percent in most of the COVID hospitals in the city, the administration has started hunting for new health hubs. According to an estimate on average 100 positive cases have been reported in the city in the past 15 days.
A team led by DC Suraj Kumar and SSP M Tamil Vanan inspected Uma Superspeciality Hospital at Mango, NH 33 to take stock of the preparation. The administration is adding 50-bed at Uma Superspeciality Hospital, which is expected to be ready by 12 August.
At Tata Main Hospital alone a total of 1455 patients have been tested positive at the hospital so far out of which 1311 patients are from East Singhbhum, four from West Singhbhum, 126 from Seraikela Kharswan. At present 467 patients are admitted while 920 have been discharged so far. In total 70 people have died at TMH. The recovery rate of the hospital is 62.2 per cent at present.
TMH has also tied up with Hotel Sonnet for using its premises as COVID care unit. Moreover, the hospital has converted GT hostel 1, 4 and 3 as COVID care units. The hospital has 890 beds available for COVID treatment so far.
Meanwhile, Brahmananda Narayana Hospital in Tamulia had to close down its premises after six doctors and nine staff were infected from the deadly virus in the last four days. For this reason the hospital was closed. It will probably start functioning from Monday. Other hospitals like Baridih Mercy Hospital, Sadar Hospital, Life Line Nursing Home have started functioning after a brief halt due to rising COVID cases.
After starting Convalescent Plasma Therapy for treating COVID-19 positive patients, Tata Main Hospital ( TMH) has decided to add Ivermectin and Doxycycline to its COVID19 treatment protocol.
The hospital is also using Remdesivir and Favipiravir anti-viral medicines among COVID-19 patients under Emergency Use Authorisation. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given approval for the same.
Ivermectin tablets are being used in many hospitals of the country including AIIMS, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Max Hospital in Delhi. Ivermectin, a tablet used to treat parasitic infections like head lice, scabies, river blindness, strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, showed effective results on COVID-19 in various studies conducted by various researchers.
Doxycycline along with Ivermectin has yielded near-miraculous results in COVID 19 in different countries. A team of doctors have claimed that their research on the combination of two widely used drugs has yielded astounding results in curing the patients with acute symptoms of the coronavirus.