Fifty-five more positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Indore. While this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the district has increased to 3,486, and 132 deaths have been reported so far.
Well, it’s just the beginning of the horror story, and poori picture abhi baaki hai. Yes, the worse is yet to come. According to the state government’s estimate, Indore will have more than 13,000 active cases when it will reach the corona peak. Speaking to a city daily, Dean of MGM hospital Dr. Jyoti Bindal, said, “At that time, Indore will need 11,000 beds, over 2000 beds with oxygen and 700 ICU beds.” And when is Indore expected to enter the corona peak? Dr. Bindal preferred not to elaborate further.
Sources at MGM medical college told the newspaper that the institute is increasing the capacity of beds in associated hospitals to prepare itself before the cases reach the peak. The process of increasing bed capacity, equipping beds with piped oxygen supply and more ICU beds in MRTB, MTH, New Chest ward is going on, and the super-specialty hospital building of medical college with 400 beds will begin operation as COVID-19 hospital this month.
Indore, which has become the Coronavirus hotspot, has been witnessing a growth rate of four percent in the number of positive cases, and the projected cases are expected to cross 4,000-mark in a week.
Speaking to media, Medical Education Principal Secretary and Member of Covid-19 Task Force Sanjay Shukla said, “The projections are based on mathematical calculation and modeling and factors including urbanization, population density, rate of spread, growth rate of cases and others.” He added that considering these factors, cases were divided into four categories like isolation beds without oxygen, isolation beds with oxygen, ICU beds, and ventilators.
Shukla claimed that all the districts are asked to plan accordingly, and have told to take over the under-construction buildings on verge of completion like a super specialty in Indore, said Shukla.
In order to fight coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh, the lockdown will be extended till 15 June, announced Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday. He said that the state cannot re-open economic activities at a time when the virus is prevalent across the state.
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