Coronavirus Pune: Mayor inspects city's jumbo facility

Chaitraly Deshmukh
Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started the process of admitting patients in the centre as per its capacity, paying special attention at the facility. In the next two days, another 100 oxygen beds and 60 ICU beds will be fully operational, with 30 ventilator beds available, said Rubel Agarwal and PMC's Mayor Murlidhar Mohol.

Pune: The jumbo hospital in Pune is a repository of inconveniences, inadequate medical treatment system, patient care and many other complaints have come to the fore. The jumbo hospital, which has experienced a rain of complaints, is starting to change. Gradually, the health system is getting better, and now the patients are recovering and going home. So far, 17 patients have defeated corona. Therefore, a hopeful and optimistic picture is now being formed about the jumbo hospital, which was set up by the Municipal Corporation.

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started the process of admitting patients in the centre as per its capacity, paying special attention at the facility. In the next two days, another 100 oxygen beds and 60 ICU beds will be fully operational, with 30 ventilator beds available, said Rubel Agarwal and PMC's Mayor Murlidhar Mohol.

Mayor Muralidhar Mohol entered the Jumbo Hospital wearing a PPE kit and inspected the health system personally. He also checked the medical treatment methods and the condition of the patients. During this time, he personally discussed the conditions with 20 patients. Also, the mayor gave some instructions to the administrative officers.

At present, 178 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment, out of which 38 are undergoing treatment in ICU and 11 on ventilators. While the process of dismissal from the LifeLine Agency, which is responsible for the management of the jumbo facility, is underway, the PMC has made arrangements to provide timely treatment to the patients by providing 59 doctors and 140 paramedical staff through various agencies.

Considering the number of doctors and other medical staff available at the facility, more new appointments will be made. Therefore, no new patient will be admitted in the hospital for at least the next two days. Meanwhile, the exact date of when the hospital will be operational at full capacity will be announced on Sunday.

"The PMC would provide all the necessary medicines to the patients currently undergoing treatment at the Jumbo Hospital and Rs 2 crore had already been provided to the hospital. He also said that a strategic decision would be taken as per the order of the state government on how to dispense the necessary medicines to the newly admitted patients."

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