TN to launche unified command centre for COVID-19 management
The centre seeks to enhance mattress management by real-time monitoring of vacant beds in hospitals, and can handle interventions regarding oxygen help
The Tamil Nadu authorities will launch a unified command centre for COVID-19 management at about midday on Friday.
The unified command centre will facilitate actionable intelligence for COVID-19 management, integrating the present amenities managed by civic our bodies such because the Greater Chennai Corporation.
All calls made to helpline numbers akin to 104 and 108 can be managed by the unified command centre, specializing in elements akin to hospital mattress management and oxygen help. The centre seeks to enhance mattress management by real-time monitoring of vacant beds in hospitals, COVID-19 care centres of Chennai Corporation and COVID-19 care centres within the personal sector.
Over 11,000 sufferers in Chennai have been admitted to hospitals after testing optimistic for COVID-19. More than 25,000 sufferers are in house isolation. The variety of COVID-19 optimistic sufferers within the metropolis is predicted to cross 6,000 per day this weekend.
Hospitals that request interventions pertaining to oxygen help can be ready to get help from the unified command centre, which can be situated on the seventh flooring of the Directorate of Medical Services, an official mentioned.
As a authorities order on reserving 50% of beds in hospitals for COVID-19 sufferers is probably going to be issued as properly on Friday, officers are planning to streamline the system of mattress management. Some sufferers who don’t require tertiary care in hospitals could also be shifted to COVID-19 care centres after getting their consent, to facilitate tertiary care for sick sufferers.
Members of the general public can proceed to name 104/108, as ordinary. There isn’t any change in touch particulars for them, officers mentioned.