With coronavirus circumstances surging within the industrial metropolis and hospitalisation of sufferers additionally witnessing a spike, the civic administration of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has transformed YCM hospital into a totally devoted Covid hospital. The YCMH administration stated the transfer will ease the stress of non-COVID sufferers on the docs and likewise cease the mingling of COVID and non-COVID sufferers inside the hospital premises.
Last 12 months too, the hospital was made a devoted hospital after constructive circumstances began rising in April-May. However, it was transformed right into a non-COVID hospital following public stress and a drop in COVID circumstances in November.
In a directive, Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil stated, “YCM hospital will henceforth be a dedicated COVID hospital. With this, the OPD or outpatient department and IPD are being shut for other patients. The OPD and IPD facility will be available only in cases of emergency. Besides, maternity and pediatric wards will remain operational.”
When contacted, YCMH dean Dr. Rajendra Wable stated the transfer to transform the YCMH right into a devoted hospital will ease the stress on docs. “Every day, there are 700-800 non-COVID patients who turn up at the OPD. We have to allot doctors, nurses and other staff for the purpose. As a result, they cannot fully concentrate on COVID patients.”
YCM hospital has some 430 beds, together with 55 Intensive Care Unit for Covid sufferers.
Dr. Wable stated there have been some 180 beds for pregnant ladies and youngsters in two wards of YCM hospital. “These will remain operational like in the past,” he stated.
Dr. Wable stated sufferers who come to the triage space are both admitted to YCM hospital or are despatched to different civic services like jumbo hospital and Auto Cluster. “Instead of running around and searching for beds, if patients come to our triage area our team helps them in finding beds in our other facilities,” he stated.
PCMC well being chief Dr. Anil Roy stated the PCMC has additionally put out helpline numbers the place sufferers or their family can contact to discover a mattress. “PCMC is doing everything possible to help patients find beds,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Dr. Wable stated there was no scarcity of Remedesivir injections at YCM hospital. “As of now, we have enough stock of the injections for our patients. YCM hospital uses the injections only for its patients and does not supply to other hospitals,” he stated.