Jamshedpur 28th June 2021: The steel city of Jamshedpur will require 314 oxygen-supported beds, 35 High Dependency Unit (HDU) oxygen-supported beds, and 70 ICU beds to assess the requirement of beds prepared by the state health department in preparation for the third wave of COVID. -19.
This estimate has been prepared in the handbook for the third wave of COVID-19, released earlier this month, titled ‘Manual for Preparation, Prevention and Planning for the Third Wave of COVID-19 in Jharkhand, The Way Forward’.
A letter has been written by the chairperson of the Third Wave Covid control room and senior bureaucrat Bhuvnesh Pratap Singh to the East Singhbhum civil surgeon Dr. A. K Lal for ensuring arrangements of the bed facilities at private hospitals in preparation for the third wave of the pandemic.
“Letter has been sent to all the 24 District Civil Surgeons to take necessary steps for the prevention of the third wave of Covid by the Empowered Committee and the preparation of necessary beds in each district. Informing the drug stockists about the number of medicines mentioned in the handbook published for the third wave of COVID-19,” said Siddharth Tripathi, IEC, nodal officer of the state health department.
The letter informs that based on the estimation in the manual, taking into account 5% positivity in the third wave of Covid-19, 49892 children (aged below 18 years) in East Singhbhum out of a total population of 997844 are expected to be infected.
There is also an estimation of 40% being symptomatic, which makes the number 19957 and 82% being mild cases, 16365 and 15% being moderate cases – 2994 and 3% being severe cases – 599.
“Based on this estimate, East Singhbhum requires 314 oxygen-supported beds for 90% moderate cases, 35 high dependency unit supported beds for 10% moderate cases, and 70 ICU beds for 3% severe cases,” the letter notifies East Singhbhum Civil Surgeon.
The letter also states that out of about 14,349,680 (under 18 years) of the child population, about 717484 are suspected to be infected in the third wave of Covid.
Around 286994 will be symptomatic, and 235335 will be mild cases, and 43049 will be moderate cases, and 8610 will be severe cases.
Therefore, the state will require 4520 oxygen-supported beds, 502 HDU oxygen-supported beds, and 1004 ICU beds for severe cases.