It is desirable that to help state administration, private nursing homes should keep beds reserve for treatment of Covid patient to help – Doctors are commanders in fighting against Corona pandemic — Says Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani
IMA doctors, like family doctor, should give treatment-advice to Corona patients: DCM, Mr. Nitinbhai Patel
Ahmedabad: Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today categorically stated that in wake of rising of ‘Corona’ cases in Gujarat, the state government with all its resources is attempting to increase number of hospitals, beds and other equipments in the state to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. In such situation, it is the need of the hours that the doctors of all branches of Indian Medical Association (IMA) of Gujarat join the state administration in fighting against the ‘Corona’.
In a digital interaction meeting held under his chairmanship from Gandhinagar, the chief minister had made talks with President and office bearers of the IMA of the seven major cities of Gujarat.
In today’s difficult time it is necessary that all the doctors, under the leadership of District Collector-Commissioner, should cooperate with the administrations in treating the Corona patients. In a fight against the Corona, the doctors are the commanders and this war could be won only with their cooperation, Mr. Rupani added.
The Chief Minister also mentioned that it is desirable that the private nursing homes in the districts should reserve the beds for the Corona patients with a view to be helpful to the administration.
Mr. Rupani further stated that the occurrence of calamities like earthquake, floods, and others last for short period. But, we are fighting the Corona pandemic since last year. To fight against other calamities workers of various departments could be useful, but, to fight against this health pandemic, services of well-trained health workers can only be useful in giving treatment to the Corona patients.
Mr. Rupani said the State Government is preparing an Action Plan after assessing the likely unforeseen situations. All district administrations have been empowered to fill up vacancies in all branches, likely to have been created due increased pressure on human resources. It is imperative for doctors and medical staff in other disciplines of Health Department like Homoeopathy and Ayurveda also to join the Health Services to treat Covid-19 patients. Just as the role of Indian Medical Association is as important.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel during his talk with IMA members also stressed on the need for Family Physicians of the state, just like IMA members, to treat and counsel Covid-19 patients with the help of technology directly or indirectly. They can talk with patients on phone or video call, treat patients, if necessary, advice hospitalization and, most importantly, how to overcome panic.
Mr. Patel said that Family Physicians are already busy serving the society in their respective areas in towns. We can control Coronavirus more effectively with the cooperation of the Family Physician, reducing the burden on government hospitals. They can continue with their private practice, while counselling in government hospitals.
The office-bearers of the IMA from all over the state extended all necessary support to the government to win the war against pandemic Coronavirus.
Chief Minister’s Secretary Ashwini Kumar in his detailed presentation highlighted the Coronavirus situation in the state as how the tests have been increased from 46,000 to 159,000 over the last one month. In all, 34,000 ore beds have been added. Nearly four lakh Remdesivir injections have been distributed and one crore vaccination doses have been given.
Those present at Gandhinagar included Principal Secretary for Health Jayanti Ravi, Health Commissioner Jai Prakash Shivhare to join the videoconference with District Collectors of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Kutch, Mehsana and Anand, heads and office-bearers of Indian Medical Association, doctors and experts.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat