Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu receives 4 lakh doses of vaccines
It has sufficient quantity of beds and there needn’t be any worry over rising circumstances: Health Secretary
Tamil Nadu has acquired 4 lakh doses of vaccine, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan mentioned on Saturday.
Two lakh doses every of Covishield and Covaxin arrived on Friday and Saturday after the State flagged the scarcity, he informed journalists right here after inspecting the Tamil Nadu Government Multi-Super-Speciality Hospital, a devoted COVID-19 therapy facility.
Wastage comes down
In response to questions on vaccine scarcity and wastage, Dr. Radhakrishnan mentioned the State had acquired 55 lakh doses of Covishield and 10.82 lakh doses of Covaxin. Of these, it had to date used 51.32 lakh doses: 44.32 lakh doses of Covishield and seven.29 lakh doses of Covaxin.
In the previous 20 days, he mentioned, the wastage had fallen to five%, and the federal government wished to scale back it additional to three%.
He mentioned 40% of the beds at authorities hospitals have been vacant, and the federal government had tied up with non-public medical faculty hospitals within the Chennai suburbs, equivalent to ACS Medical College and Hospital and Madha Medical College, to accommodate COVID-19 sufferers.
“The Chief Minister has given approval to add 2,400 oxygen beds at all medical college hospitals in Chennai. Oxygen beds at maternity hospitals, such as Government RSRM Hospital and the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, would also be made available,” he mentioned.
There was no scarcity of beds at COVID-19 Care Centres both, he mentioned. Medical faculty hospitals had been informed to place in abeyance elective surgical procedures. Doctors from mini-clinics had been requested to report for responsibility on the close by COVID-19 hospitals in all districts.
The State had a way of segregating sufferers, based mostly on their medical situation, Dr. Radhakrishnan mentioned.
Of the 95,048 lively circumstances on Friday, 48,289 folks (50.8%) have been being handled at residence; 8,414 folks (8.8%) have been at COVID-19 Care Centres and 24,569 folks (25.8%) have been being handled at hospitals.
‘Go to care centres’
“These are sensitive cases. Yesterday [on Friday], 13,776 people who tested positive will come for admission today [on Saturday], when 8,000-9,000 people will be discharged,” the Health Secretary mentioned, easing fears over the shortage of beds.
He appealed to the folks to not panic and as an alternative go to COVID-19 Care Centres in the event that they felt any want for therapy.
The Health Secretary mentioned 1,645 docs recruited for the mini-clinics and 363 docs who have been recruited by the Medical Recruitment Board on Friday can be deployed at hospitals to deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
Allaying fears over the rising circumstances, Dr. Radhakrishnan mentioned the State accounted for round 3.9% of the lively circumstances and a pair of.9% of COVID-19 deaths within the nation.