To make sure that these affected by monsoon-related illnesses like malaria, dengue, leptospirosis, typhoid, gastroenteritis and cholera obtain correct medical therapy, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has directed all personal nursing properties, clinics and dispensaries to make use of Covid beds for non-Covid sufferers.
BMC deputy govt well being officer Daksha Shah mentioned, “The method of Covid sufferers being admitted in jumbo amenities has been simplified and there are sufficient beds in Covid care amenities for Covid instances. Directing small nursing properties to transform beds from Covid to non-Covid is extra of a safety measure.”
Jumbo amenities have been earlier conceptualised and constructed by BMC as Covid care centres (CCC-1 and CCC-2) to quarantine high-risk contacts and asymptomatic sufferers.
They have been then transformed into devoted Covid well being centres (DCHC) with oxygen beds, and devoted Covid hospitals (DCH) with ICU beds.
As of August 19, the full hospital-bed capability for Covid sufferers within the metropolis was 17, 331 of which 9,236 beds are vacant. BMC has an extra 2,347 beds in CCC-2 amenities and 50,077 beds in CCC-1 amenities.
As per knowledge offered by BMC, till August 16, there have been 592 instances of malaria and 5 instances of dengue. A senior civic official mentioned, “It’s famous that the very best variety of malaria instances are reported in August and September yearly. You will need to preserve the well being amenities well-equipped to deal with such instances for the subsequent few months.”
In the meantime on Friday, Mumbai reported 1,406 new Covid-19 instances, its highest single-day determine in August. The earlier highest day by day surge was on July 26 when the town noticed 1,476 instances. Forty-two deaths on Friday took the full toll to 7,356.
Of the 134,228 whole Covid-19 instances recorded within the metropolis to this point, 18,299 are energetic instances. The case fatality ratio is 5.4%, and the restoration price stands at 80%.