TN: As COVID second wave clears Chennai, clinics gaze at lack of beds
As Chennai is seeing a stressful ascend in Covid cases, the public authority emergency clinics in the city interestingly are attempting to concede patients because of the ascent sought after for medical clinic beds.
The condition outside one of the greatest tertiary emergency clinics in Chennai Stanley Medical College is very horrifying as patients are arranged in lines in ambulances and are trusting that their turn will get a bed in the clinic.
The second rush of the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed devastation in Tamil Nadu, the "Medical services capital of India' and Chennai has been seeing a huge upsurge in COVID-19 numbers.
Inferable from the ascent in numbers, the clinical offices in the city are overpowered. The city has been reeling under tension inferable from an intense deficiency of beds, and COVID assets like oxygen and other fundamental medications.
The lines for patients trusting that their turn will get conceded in the emergency clinics are getting longer where the patient's kinfolk work from one column to another to concede their relatives.
The circumstance is the same at Omandurar GH and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital also.
The emergency vehicle driver additionally faces trouble as patients' affirmation gets postponed which brings about a lack of ambulances when 108 is overwhelmed with calls during these testing times.
In a bid to handle bed deficiency, Chennai Corporation has declared to add at any rate 1500 beds in the city by May 15.
New COVID limitations in Tamil Nadu
In the midst of an outstanding ascent in COVID-19 cases, new limitations have come up in Tamil Nadu from today till May 20. The request incorporates independent shops can work till 12 early afternoon and just takeaways from lodgings/eateries will be permitted.
The public authority and private area workplaces will work with 50% of the labor force, among others. Film lobbies will stay shut and salons and spas will be restricted to open. Fundamental administrations like milk, and so on can work.