With information of Covid-19 sufferers dying after being refused by hospitals and never getting ambulances on time hitting the headlines, a number of housing societies in Kolkata have provide you with their very own infrastructure to offer their residents with the fundamental care and amenities through the crises.
Whereas some societies have turned their group centres and gymnasiums into ‘protected properties’ geared up with isolation beds and oxygen cylinders, others have tied up with personal hospitals to make sure that residents who check constructive get admission and ambulance service.
“Now we have turned our group centre right into a six-bedded ‘protected dwelling’ with oxygen cylinders and different gear equivalent to sphygmomanometer and pulse oximeters. A Covid-19 constructive resident can use it as a quarantine facility. Now we have tied up with a super-speciality hospital in order that essential sufferers could be hospitalized with none trouble. The hospital will present ambulance,” mentioned Sanjay Kumar Goel, vice chairman of Suncity a housing society in north Kolkata with round 300 flats.
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Just lately chief minister Mamata Banerjee had urged giant housing societies to maintain pulse-oximeters helpful in order that the oxygen saturation stage of residents could possibly be measured. Hospitalization is required if the oxygen stage drops under 90 p.c.
“The union well being ministry had issued some pointers for gated residential complexes in July which mentioned that residential societies can provide you with Covid19 care amenities following pointers of the ministry of well being and household welfare. Now we have already developed a five-bedded facility with around the clock docs and caregivers for our residents within the housing society. The state well being division officers had come for a verify. We’re ready for an approval. A number of different housing societies in New City have additionally developed such amenities. Among the housing societies have additionally come collectively to kind a community of docs who can present assist,” mentioned Sudipta Mukherjee, president of Greenwood Sonata housing in New City.
In a small housing society in east Kolkata, the resident welfare committee has tied up with an area nursing dwelling in order that they will get a health care provider and nurse on name to verify Covid-19 sufferers with gentle signs. They’ve additionally developed a quarantine centre with 4 beds in one of many vacant twin-bedroom flats. The nursing dwelling would give them telemedicine companies twice in a day. An attendant has additionally been engaged who would go to the native market and purchase all vital objects for the sufferers.
After information report poured in over the previous few months that some sufferers died as they didn’t get any ambulance on time whereas others had been charged with exorbitant quantities by ambulance drivers, a housing society in Salt Lake determined to tie-up with an company that would offer an ambulance on name.
“Now we have tied up with an area company which has two ambulances. They would offer us with an ambulance at a hard and fast worth around the clock,” mentioned Radhagobinda Sil, president of Baisakhi housing society in Salt Lake.
Residents mentioned that each time a group centre or the health club is being changed into a quarantine centre, they’re taking the knowledgeable assist from native docs and medical consultants of the civic physique.
“Some housing societies have developed their very own infrastructure like protected properties. This an excellent initiative as these would assist us maintain the hospital beds free for critically sick sufferers. Though there isn’t a scarcity of beds in government-run Covid-19 hospitals at current, there are extra sufferers in hospitals with gentle and no signs than critically sick sufferers. Gentle and asymptomatic sufferers can simply be handled at dwelling and protected properties,” mentioned a senior official of the state well being division.