Pune: District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh and Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad visited the Government Medical College and Silver Jubilee Hospital in Baramati on Saturday (August 22) and reviewed the Covid-19 management and other work being carried out at the hospital. Collector Deshmukh also inspected the oxygen plant at the hospital and made some suggestions.
Dr Sadanand Kale, Superintendent of the hospital informed after the review meeting that the work of 24 oxygenated bed facilities at Silver Jubilee Hospital in Baramati will be completed in the next four days. The hospital is currently admitting Covid-19 asymptomatic patients.
Kale said, “The work for providing piped supply of oxygen for the 90 beds in the hospitals will be completed in the next ten days. Generator backup and inverter backup work will also be completed within a week.”
Dr Kale had placed a demand for additional manpower for the hospital. For this, Kale had approached the District Collector. Of the 100 beds in the hospital, 20 are for the Intensive Care Unit. In order to meet the workforce requirement of the hospital, advertisements were published by the Zilla Parishad for recruitment of nurses, doctors and other posts on contractual basis.
District Surgeon Dr Ashok Nandapurkar, District Health Officer Dr Bhagwan Pawar, Dean Dr Sanjay Kumar Tambe, Tehsil Health Officer Dr Manoj Khomane, Medical Officer Mahesh Jagtap were present for the meeting.
Additional measures are being taken to curb the rising cases of Covid-19 in Indapur, Daund and Baramati tehsil of Pune district in order to reduce the death toll due to Covid-19 to zero. Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, a 2008-batch IAS officer, took charge as the District Collector of Pune on August 19. This is Deshmukh's first visit to the district after taking charge of the coveted post. Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar had instructed them to hold a meeting in Pune and take steps to overcome the Covid-19 crisis situation.