Hubballi: To effectively curb the spreading of novel Coronavirus in the villages, the district administration has started isolation centres in 20 Gram Panchayats.
Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil told that the isolation centres would help to curb the spreading of the pandemic in the villages as all the villagers would not have facilities to remain isolated once they infected with the virus, these isolation centres would help them recover affecting no one and they would get quality care because they would be under the supervision of doctors.
Patil said the district has 144 Gram Panchayats and in all those Panchayats we would open an isolation centre at the earliest.
The deputy commissioner said that the Covid positivity rate is decreasing in the district because of the aggressive approach by the administration to flat the curve of the infection. He said every taluk hospital in the district has 100 oxygen beds and ventilators.
Because of the isolation centres, the burden of Covid patients on Taluka hospitals and KIMS would reduce to a great extent, as the patients would get recovered in those centres only. They would shift only the patients who develop complications to Taluka hospital or KIMS depending on the severity and for shifting ambulance facilities are also in place, said Patil.
Patil informed that there over 1,000 beds available in 14 Covid Care Centres established in the twin cities, Covid affected patients should get admitted instead of remaining isolated in homes as they will be under the supervision of doctors.
The Covid care centres have all the basic facilities and a good food menu. Similarly, the administration is providing good nutritious food to the admitted, to beat the boredom, books, magazines, newspapers, indoor game facilities were also made available, he said.
He informed that Post-Graduate students and interns of KIMS and SDM Hospital would visit the isolation centres and they take care of patients at the centre.
ZP CEO Sushila said that already 63 patients are availing of treatment at the isolation centres.
On Thursday, Bengaluru based EO company along with help of MLA Arvind Bellad they provided 250 beds and 10 oxygen concentrators to these isolation centres, said DC Patil.
Three new ambulances were also provided to all the three Taluka hospitals on the same occasion.
Patil said that testing for novel Coronavirus increased in all the villages, health care workers visiting houses to detect symptomatic patients.
Few villages in the district have not reported a single case of Coronavirus and the administration is taking all the precautions to make these villages Covid free.
AMPHOTERICIN WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE EARLIEST
DC Patil said that efforts are on to supply enough doses of liposomal amphotericin b injection to KIMS Hospital where more black fungus patients are getting treatment. Because of the sudden surge in the cases, the drug which used to be produced in a tiny quantity, shortage arose. The supply cycle would be normal in a week.
Meanwhile, KIMS has been instructed to buy the drug from outside also, the Dharwad district administration is also trying to sources the drug from other districts where the cases were not reported.