Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
MUMBAI: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday directed the administration to set up a separate control room which can be manned by senior and retired doctors to keep a close watch on patients with mild symptoms who are in home isolation so that can be shifted to the hospital at the right time in case their condition deteriorates.
Thackeray was chairing a Covid review meeting with Municipal Corporations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Pune Metropolitan Region.
Dr. Shashank Joshi of the Task Force said that due to sudden deterioration in the health of mild and asymptomatic patients who are in home isolation and late hospitalization has increased the mortality rate in the cities and so it is important to closely monitor these patients.
He has also said that with experts projecting a third wave in the next few months, all corporations must ensure that they are self-sufficient in terms of their oxygen requirement.
He also said that experts have projected that in the third wave more number of children will be impacted and so the administration should ensure that hospital beds for child care treatment is planned for in advance. He also said that the approaching monsoons bring a host of other monsoon related ailments like malaria, leptospirosis, jaundice and treatment for those should be made available too.