As the death rate has increased, due to non-availability of anti-COVID vials, Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has now decided to provide the Remdesivir injection to the private hospital on a loan basis to reduce the fatality rate in its jurisdiction. However, it is mandatory for the private hospitals to return the same number of vials, to Tembha Hospital after it has stocked them.
Now, MBMC’s Health Department has offered vials of Remdesivir injection for patients undergoing treatment for the deadly infection at private hospitals. In case of unavailability, private hospitals can call the MBMC helpline numbers provided and asked for the vials. “However, they have to prescribe it to the patients and the patient’s relatives will get the injection by producing the prescription. Mandatorily, this service is available on an exchange or loan basis. As soon as, private hospitals get the stock, they have to return it,” said Sambhaji Waghmare, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, MBMC.
“We have observed that the relatives of Covid-19 patients had to run from pillar-to-post to get the vials. This is happening due to the shortage of drugs. As a shortage, it available in the black market at higher than prescribed rates. Now, critical patients will get this much-needed treatment on time,” said Mayor Jyotsna Hasnale.
Hospitals or relatives can call on these numbers 8669462187, 8329276880 and 02228141516 with the prescription letter. “With this facility, the inconvenience caused by the non-availability to the COVID patients and their relatives will be removed. Hoping the death rate will come down drastically,” said Manoj Dubey, BJP Corporator.
Till Friday, Mira Bhayandar has recorded 433 deaths due to COVID-19. The mounting death toll continues to become a major cause of worry for MBMC management. The overall death rate continues to hover above 3.24 per cent. While the total number of cumulative patients stands at 13,333. The number of active patients has reached to 1,623. However, the rate of recovery is giving hope with 84.57 per cent.