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As coronavirus state of affairs has improved in Maharashtra’s Mumbai, practically 85 per cent Covid-19 devoted beds at the moment are mendacity vacant in hospitals throughout the capital metropolis which has paved approach for medical doctors to renew routine healthcare companies. In reality, the demand has surged for non-Covid beds to carry out lengthy pending surgical procedures.

According to a report in Times of India, practically 19,411 of 23,270 Covid-19 beds in Mumbai have been vacant on Friday. Over 18,300 of them have been in jumbos, personal and public hospitals, whereas the remaining in Covid-19 Care Centres meant for non-critical circumstances. Nearly 85 per cent of isolation beds and 55 per cent of ICU beds weren’t occupied. Around 47 per cent beds with ventilator help too weren’t reserved, mentioned the report.

Parel-based KEM Hospital, which primarily takes vital sufferers, has not reported day by day Covid-19 deaths. Dean Dr Hemant Deshmukh knowledgeable that 60 per cent routine healthcare work has resumed within the hospital as a consequence of decline in Covid-19 circumstances. “We at the moment have 500 non-Covid sufferers,” he added while speaking to TOI, adding that hospital’s ward number 6 with 35 beds, on Friday had only 16 patients and more Covid-19 beds can be added if numbers surge.

During the deadly second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in April, the Maharashtra Covid-19 task force had instructed all hospitals to postpone routine surgeries to fulfill the demand of oxygen for Covid-19 patients as the state was reporting an average 9,000 coronavirus cases daily.

Dr Mohan Joshi, Dean of Sion Hospital, was quoted by TOI as saying, “Our daily admissions are down to 10 now. We have reduced Covid-19 beds to accommodate more non-Covid patients.” According to KEM and Sion authorities, they have been performing 300-350 main and minor surgical procedures day by day now.

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Sion hospital’s gynaecology division head, Dr Arun Nayak, mentioned medical doctors have began scheduling the pending surgical procedures. “People had deferred hysterectomies, put their tumour removing surgical procedures on maintain, which we need to take up on precedence,” TOI quoted him as saying.

According to additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani, minimum Covid-19 related work would be given to civic medical colleges to free them up for non-Covid services that faced delay due to second wave. As per the report, Mumbai had a 112 per cent surge in deaths due to all causes in the month of April compared to the average for the same month in the previous four years. As per experts, one of the main reasons could be lack of access to Covid-19 care.

Meanwhile, Mumbai on Friday reported 600 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths, the (BMC) had said. The caseload in the city rose to 7,26,637 and death toll reached 15,599, it said. After reconciliation of data, 787 cases were removed from the cumulative figure of infections, it said. On Thursday, Mumbai had reported 540 COVID-19 cases and 13 fatalities.

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