In the last two waves of Covid-19, many people had a hard time waiting outside the hospitals in the hope of getting just a single bed. Destiny was bitter on behalf of those who has to lose their lives due to the unavailability of beds inside the hospital, whereas, in reality, many beds were lying unoccupied in many of the hospitals.
The senior officials in Noida and Ghaziabad districts said that provisions have been made to face the third wave by making accommodation facilities in the hospitals. The hospitals have been ordered and instructed to keep the beds ready in proportion to the number of cases.
Reports were there against some hospitals which transformed the entire space for treating Covid patients even after decreasing the number of Covid cases. In such cases, they would keep a few patients for longer days in those hospitals as a result of which, there was no space in the hospitals for the general patients.
It was brought to notice that during the third wave, when cases would reach 60%, all the 31 government and private hospitals would serve as Covid facilities.The officials in Noida are planning to turn hospitals into Covid facilities in three phases. In the first phase, when the number of patients is around 10% of the peak in the second wave, the four community health centres in Bisrakh, Bhangel, Dadri and Jewar would be active. Simultaneously, Noida Covid Hospital and GIMS would admit referral cases from these four CHCs.
It was brought to notice that during the third wave, when cases would reach 60%, all the 31 government and private hospitals would serve as Covid facilities.
The health department in Ghaziabad is making all possible provisions to ensure cent per cent availability of beds, oxygen and all necessary medicines.
The district surveillance officer of Ghaziabad, RK Gupta mentioned that instructions have been given to the concerned authorities and the district-wise plan has to be prepared to explain their strategy of fighting the third wave of Covid-19.