Pune: PMC deploys 50 doctors, 120 paramedics at COEP Jumbo Hospital

Salil Urunkar
Sunday, 6 September 2020

PMC which is now in charge of running the jumbo hospital facility set up by the district administration at College of Engineering Pune (COEP) ground in Shivaji Nagar, has deployed 50 doctors and 120 paramedics to treat patients

Pune: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the civic body which is now in charge of running the jumbo hospital facility set up by the district administration at College of Engineering Pune (COEP) ground in Shivaji Nagar, has deployed 50 doctors and 120 paramedics to treat patients. PMC has also announced that the patients currently admitted in the facility will be provided Remdesivir medicine free of cost.

The COEP jumbo hospital facility had been in controversy for the past few days after patients’ relatives complained about absence of medico team, medicines and food to patients. The agency named ‘Lifeline’ which was awarded the contract to look after these basic necessities of the facility has been asked to stop work and PMC has taken control of the administration of the jumbo hospital. PMC’s Additional Municipal Commissioner Rubal Agarwal and Deputy Commissioner Rajendra Muthe have been assigned for this project.

Agarwal said the manpower consisting of 50 doctors and 120 paramedics will now serve at the jumbo COVID Hospital. She also clarified that there were rumors circulating that doctors and nurses at the Jumbo facility have resigned, but there is no truth in this claim.

Senior authorities took review of the situation at the jumbo COVID Hospital. Two cardiac ambulances have been made available there. PMC has also decided to provide Remdesivir injections along with all the treatments free of cost at the jumbo facility. Agarwal said, “The policy is to give prescriptions for Remdesivir injection to patient’s relatives, but for currently admitted patients we have decided to provide Remdesivir free of cost to bring the mortality rate down. Action will be taken against any staff who would force the relatives of the patients admitted to purchase Remdesivir injections from outside. Family members of patients may contact disaster management cell of PMC for any complaints regarding this.”

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