Kolkata: As an infection surges throughout the state, 15 extra Covid hospitals to be arrange

Written by Atri Mitra
| Kolkata |

Revealed: June 3, 2020 6:10:35 am

Passengers endure thermal screening after arriving at Bardhaman station by a particular practice on Monday. (PTI photograph)

With the return of migrant labourers to West Bengal and the following spike in coronavirus instances, the state authorities has determined to arrange 15 extra Covid-19 hospitals throughout the state, an official mentioned on Tuesday.

The choice was taken even because the state well being division introduced 10 extra Covid-19 deaths and the very best single-day enhance in constructive instances, with 396 new instances of an infection.

At current, the state has 69 Covid-19 hospitals —16 state-run and 53 personal medical amenities — with 8,785 beds, 920 ICU beds and 392. In keeping with the Well being Division, many of the 15 new hospitals will come up in districts similar to Darjeeling, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Uttar Dinajpur, and Malda since north Bengal has fewer such hospitals in comparison with the state’s southern districts.

The area reported 58 of the brand new instances on Tuesday, with solely North 24 Parganas district (74 instances) and Kolkata (116 instances) reporting extra. North Bengal has seen a surge in instances prior to now few days. Until now, Uttar Dinajpur has recorded 166 instances, Malda 143, Cooch Behar 118, Darjeeling 38 and Alipurduar 5 instances.

Among the many south Bengal districts on the record for the proposed medical amenities are Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly, Howrah and Birbhum, mentioned an official. Until date, Howrah has reported 1,156 infections, Hooghly 344, Birbhum 166 instances, Murshidabad 103, and Nadia 99 instances.

“There’s a dearth of Covid-19 hospitals in north Bengal. Cooch Behar and Alipurduar shouldn’t have a single devoted hospital but. So, not less than three to 4 hospitals are urgently required there,” mentioned a senior Well being Division official.

“In Cooch Behar, 118 individuals have examined constructive for Covid-19 until date, and all of them have been admitted to Siliguri Basic Hospital. In future, if the variety of instances will increase, will probably be extraordinarily tough to deal with the scenario. So, we determined to extend the Covid-19 specialised hospitals in these districts,” the officer added.

With greater than 5 lakh migrant labourers having returned to the state and lakhs extra are scheduled to reach, the federal government has additionally determined to extend the variety of quarantine amenities in each block.

A authorities official mentioned, “After migrant employees began coming to the state, we advisable residence quarantine for many who are asymptomatic. Nevertheless, those that confirmed signs might want to keep in institutional quarantine. We advised all of the district administrations to extend the variety of quarantine centres as required.”

In the meantime, with the 10 deaths introduced by the state authorities on Tuesday, the toll elevated to 263. If deaths attributable to comorbidities are taken under consideration, the toll is 335.

In keeping with the state well being division bulletin, through which figures are up to date until 9 am, the overall variety of constructive instances climbed to six,168 with the newest surge in infections. Kolkata and North 24 Parganas have been adopted by Howrah with 49 instances, Hooghly with 38 infections, Cooch Behar with 31 instances, Bankura with 13, Paschim Medinipur with 12, and Darjeeling with 11 instances. Eight extra sufferers have been present in Dakshin Dinajpur, seven every in Uttar Dinajpur and Nadia, six instances every have been reported from Purba Medinipur, Birbhum and South 24 Parganas districts, 5 instances have been detected in Murshidabad, 4 in Purba Bardhaman, two in Purulia district, and one in Malda.

The silver lining was supplied by districts similar to Kalimpong, which remained the one district with no constructive instances since April 2, Jhargram — it has not recorded a single case within the final 5 days — and Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Paschim Burdwan, which had zero instances in 24 hours.

A senior IAS officer within the state administration mentioned, “We’re very a lot anxious that the single-day leap has nearly touched 400 mark in a day. So, we ought to be extra cautious in figuring out new instances, after which in following the isolation or quarantine processes.”

In keeping with the well being bulletin, 104 individuals have been discharged from hospitals in 24 hours, taking the variety of recovered sufferers to 2,410. The variety of lively instances elevated to three,423.

The well being division mentioned it had examined 9,495 samples in 24 hours, taking the cumulative variety of specimens examined to 2,22,726. The federal government mentioned 17,804 individuals have been nonetheless in authorities quarantine amenities, whereas 1,46,538 remained quarantined at residence.

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Atri Mitra


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