#Kolkata: Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay held a meeting with health workers at Rabindra Sadan on Tuesday to discuss corona. Officials of all government hospitals were present at the meeting. There were also city officials. It has already been decided by the state government that the number of safe homes in the state will be increased in the Corona situation. At the same time, it has been decided to increase the number of coveted beds in hospitals In a meeting with state health officials on Tuesday, Chief Secretary Alapan Banerjee directed to increase corona beds in Kolkata by all possible means.
The state government is quite concerned about the rate at which corona is increasing in Kolkata and the state at the moment. Earlier, the chief secretary had held meetings with private hospitals in this regard. He inquired about the condition of the infrastructure of the government hospital. Besides, the meeting also discussed how the medical infrastructure can be streamlined.
It was informed at today’s meeting that 6,000 beds will be allocated for Covid by the end of this week. Already private hospitals for corona treatment have been increased by 25 per cent. Beds have been increased to 3400. Each of the 10 ESI hospitals has 50 beds for a total of 500 beds. Arrangements will be made for 900 more beds this weekend. All districts have been instructed that non-serious patients cannot be referred to Kolkata.
Zones have been created with several district hospitals. Manish Jain will be in charge of a zone comprising Bankura, Purulia, East and West Burdwan. MV Rao is in charge of the zone comprising East West Midnapore and Jhargram. Surendra Gupta is in charge of the zone comprising Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Alipurduar and Kochbihar districts.
On the other hand, this is the first time that a coveted bed has been arranged at Shambhunath Pandit Hospital. The hospital will have 220 beds. 340 beds have been kept in 12 police hospitals. 657 rooms have been allotted as covid isolation centers in 26 hotels.
The state government has said that referral of patients should be stopped as much as possible. In this case, if a government hospital refers a patient to another hospital, it is necessary to make sure that the hospital has beds. Corona patients are wandering around in different parts of the city hoping to get beds Nabanna thinks that if this directive is implemented, the search for hospital beds will be reduced to some extent.