Dr. Vinod Rao request all to follow precautions to stay safe
In view of possible increase in COVID cases after the festival season the Vadodara administration is closely monitoring the situation in the city. Although there is no need to panic but they request people to follow all precautions to stay safe.
OSD Dr. Vinod Rao took VC with Gotri and SSG Hospitals and took stock of the situation. He informed that the number of COVID patients admitted today in both the Hospitals is less than 140 against the capacity of more than 550 each.
After the VC with all seven Cluster Private Hospitals he informed that there is a marginal increase in patients in last 5 days in Private Hospitals. Dr. Rao instructed all Hospitals to gear up to full capacity within next 3-4 days.
After VC with all Zonal Health Officers and Medical Officers of all Urban PHCs lots of decision are taken for the safety of people. Dr. Rao said, We will be starting the next round of intensive Door to Door Surveillance from Monday. About 825 teams comprising of Health, ICDS and Education staff will cover the City in 5 days. We are also activating Dhanwantari Raths to full capacity. Home based COVID Care efforts will also be fully reactivated.
He also added that they have also decided to significantly increase RT PCR and Antigen Tests in Vadodara City and Rural areas. This will be implemented from tomorrow. While Vadodara has no reason to panic, he requested all citizens to observe all proper precautions.
On occupancy Dr. Rao informed, we have a total of about 5,000 COVID beds out of which only 1,500 beds are occupied (30% occupancy) and 3,500 beds are free. Out of 500 Advanced Ventilators only 165 are occupied (33% occupancy).
He said, Vadodara has successfully managed the First Wave from April to September and are fully geared up in case have a Second Wave in the coming weeks. They have made all advance planning even to increase COVID beds and Ventilators if such a situation arises.