World news – Maharashtra coronavirus: Pune’s control room receives 900 calls daily as cases rise

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The patient’s details are forked based on oxygen levels and age. A priority for the allocation of beds is set accordingly.

Published: April 13, 2021 16:58 |

Last updated: April 13, 2021 4:58 pm

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A Mumbai Police officer receives the shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jumbo COVID Vaccination Center. (Photo | ANI)

PUNE: Amid the spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) COVID war room / control room has received over 900 calls daily, said Dr. Jeevan Chaudhary, medical officer in the control room.

Speaking to ANI, the doctor said: « We receive 900 calls every 24 hours, 600 of which are during the day and 300 at night. Calls have increased because some patients call multiple times to Request beds or other medical facilities. « 

Approximately 18 executives work in the control room to answer calls around the clock. The patient’s details are forked based on oxygen levels and age. Accordingly, priority will be given to the allocation of beds, said Dr. Chaudhary.

« We allocate beds based on age and oxygen levels. Based on age and oxygen levels, we review the complexity and determine the patient’s condition prior to allocating beds. To date, around 225 patients have been allocated beds. Most calls go on ICU and ventilation beds. There is currently a shortage of ventilation beds and ICUs, but our team is working to increase the number of such beds, « he added.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported in on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Department 51,751 the highest daily new cases in the last 24 hours. It goes on to say that the state has had the most casualties at 258 in the past 24 hours.

India’s active case count has reached 12,64,698. It now accounts for 9.24 percent of all positive cases in the country. The ministry announced a net increase of 63,689 cases recorded in the last 24 hours from the total number of active cases. 97,168 restores were registered in the last 24 hours. The country recorded 879 deaths, it added.

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