New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi, now a city housing society has established its own isolation centres for patients with mild symptoms to combat the spread of the deadly disease.
Uner the initiative of the Federation of CGHS, Dwarka, in an introductory phase, an apartment’s office hall has been converted into a six-bed and four-bed isolation centre. The four-bed isolation centre in Neelachal Apartments, Sector 4, Dwarka was inaugurated by District Magistrate, South-West, Rahul Singh.
“Keeping in mind the increasing number of cases in the city, the residents of the society voluntarily came forward with an idea of establishing isolation centres for stable Covid-19 patients with mild or moderate symptoms,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Dwarka, Chandra Shekhar said.
“To meet any medical emergency, we will provide doctors on call immediately and would take further necessary action. If the health of a person in an isolation centre worsens and he or she needs to be admitted to a hospital, then arrangements will be made immediately,” he added.
The work to set up isolation centres began after observing unavailability of beds in hospitals, and the hefty fees in private hospitals, said Akash Khatri who is the President of Neelachal Apartments residents association.
The four-bed isolation centre will provide all necessary medical attention to the patients who have contracted the infection. “The isolation centre is equipped with medical supplies, such as oxygen cylinders, oximeters, thermal scanner, masks, gloves, and personal protective equipment (PPE) kits as well as a separate toilet,” Khatri told IANS.
He said that they have also requested the administration to provide them with doctors and nurses to monitor the health of the patients who are kept in the isolation centre. “Some local doctors have also volunteered to help us if required,” he noted.
Delhi has overtaken Tamil Nadu to become the second worst-hit state with 62,655 cases. According to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry, 2,233 deaths have been recorded due to the infection so far in the national capital.