Bengaluru: Third wave of Covid – Experts suggest CM to increase medical staff


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, May 18: In the midst of the devastating effect of second wave of coronavirus in the state, the scare of third wave has begun. Chief minister B S Yediyurappa has asked the concerned officials to get ready to face the situation. In turn, the medical experts have suggested the state government to increase the number of medical personnel to deal with the situation.

Experts have advised the government to go through the records that were prepared during the first wave in order to increase the number of doctors, nurses, paramedical and other health department staff. During the first wave of coronavirus pandemic, committee led by former managing director of BMRCL Ajay Seth had prepared a report on the number of medical staff required to fight the pandemic.


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According to the state expert committee on coronavirus, one doctor is required for every 100 active cases and one nurse is required for every 10 infected persons. One nurse is required to look after every two patients in ICU while one doctor is needed to take care of every six infected patients getting treated in hospital. At present, one doctor is looking after 10 to 15 infected patients while one nurse is taking care of 20 to 30 positive patients.

Dr Prasanna H M, president of association of private hospital and nursing homes says, “Government is not following the guidelines released by National accreditation council of government hospitals and health protection. It is investing only on ventilators, ICUs and Oxygen concentrators. But it is not investing on medical personnel.”

An official of health department says, “A proposal is kept in front of the government to include Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in the workforce against Covid and train the students in manning the machines. The government is notified to train MBBS and other medical students in managing machines like ventilators. If they are trained, they can be deputed to work immediately.”

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Tue, May 18 2021

    It is imperative that every Indian is vaccinated at the earliest. The scarcity, of vaccines, providing logistical support to remote areas, is a herculean task, opposition netas should stop creating hurdles, for scoring brownie points....This plague has now entranced its way into the rural areas, The health infrastructures are pathetic, no hospitals with doctors, oxygen, ventilators, ICU, nor vital life saving drugs, It is now certain that the impending " Third Wave " will create a catastrophic situation across our nation !!!!!

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  • Anna, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    sense_shetty, Mangalore, you think Indian under this shameless PM will be able to bring (woo) back those Doctors who left India?? You must be joking?? Do you know the freedom they get abroad?? They don't need to listen to this unpad politicians there, they can just do their WORK peacefully.

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Gujjus will come back , Because when Modi first visit to US in 2014 under Obama ministration , he asked in the crowd who will come back India , then all bakts raised their hand

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Tue, May 18 2021

    First wave daily 1,000 to 1,500 deaths in average. Second wave daily 3,500 to 4,500 deaths in average. Third wave may be daily 7,000 to 8,500 deaths in average. Fourth wave may be daily 10,000 to 13,000 deaths in average. Fifth wave may be daily 15,000 to 20,000 deaths in average. Sixth wave no deaths because no one is there to die. Because in sixth wave India will be desert.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 18 2021

    If possible, also import some Argentinean Beef. Let beef eaters build up some energy.

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Tue, May 18 2021

    What about Argentinean cow dung & cow urine? Both Argentinean cow dung & urine will not build up more energy?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Import is the only Alternative ...

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Import the already exported MBBS doctors on temporary basis .All of them can be put to use. Try demanding some 1 lakh per candidate.

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