Jamshedpur, Sept. 12: If figures available at Tata Main Hospital ( TMH) are any indication then the admission of COVID-19 patients has slowed down. During a telephonic media interaction, Dr Rajan Choudhry, COVID advisor of TMH and former general manager, medical services, Tata Steel said that the number of COVID patients being admitted at the hospital has also slowed, which is a positive indication.
This week 277 patients were discharged while last week the numbers were 260. Till now 2281 patients have been discharged from the hospital.
The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients at Tata Main Hospital has improved from 78.28 per cent to 80.57 per cent. According to the senior management of the hospital, the recovery rate is a good signal for the city. While the world’s recovery rate is 78.28 per cent and India’s recovery rate is 77.77 per cent, the rate at TMH is a good trend.
He said that it is his personal observation the virus when it reaches the peak point also slows down afterward. The city is witnessing the peak time of spurt in corona positive cases and going by the trends it is expected to slow down.
He went on to inform that the recovery of COVID-19 patients at one of the largest hospitals in Jharkhand, Tata Main Hospital ( TMH) has improved. Dr Rajan Choudhry said that the hospital is providing the best services to the people of Jharkhand. However, they too can cater to patients to a certain amount. There are 450 COVID beds in the hospital and its occupancy is 95 per cent.
The hospital has so far conducted 38143 tests out of which 26399 were RT-PCR tests while 10615 were Antigen Tests while 1129 were through TruNet machines. Out of these tests 6273 were tested corona positive.
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.
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.
TMH facing shortage of doctors to start Medica
Tata Main Hospital is facing shortage of doctors in its effort to start functioning of Medica Super speciality hospital at Bistupur, which has been taken over by the TMH. The advisor Dr Rajan Choudhry said that they are in the process of starting the services, however, shortage of doctors is posing a hurdle. He expressed confidence that the hospital will start functioning soon. He said that TMH at present is in process to entry agreements for other services like laundry, security personnel, and canteen.
Located at South Park in Bistupur, Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital was referred as Medica Hospital since September 2014 when the Kolkata-based hospital chain signed a deal to manage it. However, with the end of the contract the hospital management decided to wind up.