Jamshedpur remains coronavirus hotbed, death toll reaches 168

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Jamshedpur, Aug 20: Despite all efforts, the city remains a Corona hot bed with corona positive cases going northwards. On Thursday three more deaths were reported that took figures to 168 in TMH alone 149 people have died.

The district administration has launched steps on a war-footing to control virus spread which threatens to destroy the city.

In his latest action, the District administration has asked private hospitals to ramp up isolation facilities for the coronavirus patients. It has opted 3-T formulas — ‘Test’, ‘Tracing’ and ‘Treatment’.

“With a large number of tests at different locations in the districts positive persons would be traced out very fast and after isolation, they will get the proper treatment. It will help in a long way to curtail the spread of the virus,” said an official.

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 Kolhan Division which was under green zone, came under coronavirus map with two persons testing positive at Chakulia, under East Singhbhum district on May 12. However, with the arrival of migrants the figure has reached 500 mark and now it has crossed 1000. Most of the patients do not have travel history. Several other persons tested positive have travel history from Maharashtra, Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai.

The Deputy Commissioner Suraj Kumar has directed to increase the number of ambulances and paid quarantine centers (hotels). He said that all the institutional quarantine centers or paid quarantine centers should have food, cleanliness and other basic facilities and protective equipment available in them.

“ We want to increase the number of beds. Tata Steel is supporting us with converting some important institutions for COVID symptomatic patients. Even Tata Motors is also helping us in this endeavour. We want to be prepared for atleast 1000 beds considering the number of patients rising every day,” said an official. 

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Despite all efforts, the city remains a Corona hot bed with corona positive cases going northwards. On Thursday three more deaths were reported that took figures to 168 in TMH alone 149 people have died.

The district administration has launched steps on a war-footing to control virus spread which threatens to destroy the city.

In his latest action, the District administration has asked private hospitals to ramp up isolation facilities for the coronavirus patients. It has opted 3-T formulas — ‘Test’, ‘Tracing’ and ‘Treatment’.

“With a large number of tests at different locations in the districts positive persons would be traced out very fast and after isolation, they will get the proper treatment. It will help in a long way to curtail the spread of the virus,” said an official.

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 Kolhan Division which was under green zone, came under coronavirus map with two persons testing positive at Chakulia, under East Singhbhum district on May 12. However, with the arrival of migrants the figure has reached 500 mark and now it has crossed 1000. Most of the patients do not have travel history. Several other persons tested positive have travel history from Maharashtra, Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai.

The Deputy Commissioner Suraj Kumar has directed to increase the number of ambulances and paid quarantine centers (hotels). He said that all the institutional quarantine centers or paid quarantine centers should have food, cleanliness and other basic facilities and protective equipment available in them.

“ We want to increase the number of beds. Tata Steel is supporting us with converting some important institutions for COVID symptomatic patients. Even Tata Motors is also helping us in this endeavour. We want to be prepared for atleast 1000 beds considering the number of patients rising every day,” said an official. 

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