Tiruvallur hospitals have beds, but no staff
Eight of the 9 authorities hospitals in Tiruvallur district have allotted beds to deal with COVID-19 sufferers but have no staff, K. Jayakumar, Member of Parliament, has claimed in a letter to Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan.
Of the 635 beds in 9 GHs within the district, 260 have been allotted for COVID-19 sufferers. However, solely the Tiruttani GH has admitted 37 sufferers.
Mr. Jayakumar listed the hospitals and the mattress power in his letter. The district has GHs in Ponneri (120 beds); Tiruttani (205); Gummidipoondi (50); Uthukottai (60); Pallipattu (50); Pazhaverkadu (32); Pothaturpettai (36); Avadi (50); and Poonamallee (32).
While Ponneri GH has demarcated 30 beds, in Tiruttani GH 60 beds had been allotted for COVID-19 sufferers. Gummidipoondi, Uthukottai and Pallipattu GHs had put aside 40 beds every; Pazhaverkadu, Pothatupettai and Avadi GHs had allotted 10 beds every. Poonamallee GH had put aside 20 beds.
While in Tiruttani GH 37 sufferers had been present process therapy, the remainder of the hospitals didn’t admit COVID-19 sufferers. The solely motive cited was lack of staff, the MP added.
Mr. Jayakumar stated, “The only reason given by the eight GHs listed for not handling COVID-19 cases is that they have no staff though 260 beds are demarcated for the this purpose.”
He additional stated: “People are dying like flies and rats and situation is changing from worse to dangerous to alarming. And the government’s inability to could not organise a handful of local staff to provide menial services reflects heavily on the quality of the administration. This is not acceptable.”
Mr. Jayakumar urged the official to allow GH heads to recruit folks and start COVID companies wherever beds are allotted. “Without staff merely demarcating beds for the sake of counts is meaningless,” he identified.