Hospital reports 125 COVID-19 deaths
Jamshedpur, Aug 22: The recovery of COVID-19 patients at one of the largest hospitals in Jharkhand, Tata Main Hospital ( TMH) has improved from 66.1 per cent to 72.4 per cent. Till August 15 the recovery rate was 66.1 and this has improved in the past one week to 72.4 per cent. The hospital so far has seen about 1993 corona positive cases and reported 125 deaths.
During a telephonic media interaction, Dr Rajan Choudhry, general manager, medical services, Tata Steel said that the hospital is providing the best services to the people of Jharkhand. The hospital has started Antigen Tests in order to detect patients at early stage so that they can be cured.
Answering queries of media persons, Dr Choudhry said that they are providing the best treatment available in the entire country. No fund has been provided by any of the Governments or institutions. The entire initiative has been taken by Tata Steel alone. Moreover, during the course of treatment, TMH’s own 250 worriers have fallen victim to corona virus and they have been quarantined.
TMH has also started a 24×7 call centre to provide information related to patients admitted at the hospital. Anyone can dial 0657-6641306 to get information about COVID patient’s health status. The initiative has been taken to ensure that the family of the patient is updated about the health status.
The general manager has also appealed for plasma donation from those patients who have recovered. The hospital so far has received four plasma donations. As of now no medicine has been evolved for an effective treatment of COVID, but people who have recovered from COVID have antibodies — proteins the body uses to fight off infections — to the disease in their blood. The blood from people who have recovered is called convalescent plasma which is the liquid portion of the blood.
The prime health hub of Jamshedpur city manages a total 1027 beds for COVID-19 management. It is continuing with its emergency services besides catering to COVID patients. TMH has set up a special COVID-19 Maternity and Labour Room Complex for suspect/confirmed pregnant women.