There is good news coming that Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation has upgraded the only government hospital in twin city and inaugurated 20 beds ICU ward at Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi COVID-19 Hospital on Monday. There are 20 ventilators along with it. This will help the ‘Corona Virus Warriors’ to fight the war more intensely. There are 49 cumulative positive cases here, to date.
The much-needed 20-beds Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with ventilators was inaugurated in the presence of Independent MLA from Mira-Bhayandar Geeta Jain, MBMC Mayor Jyotsna Hasnale and Deputy Mayor Hasmukh Gehlot and MBMC Commissioner Chandrakant Dange.
“It is a piece of good news. There are primary and secondary isolation with basic and advanced nursing care. These fully-equipped ICU units can serve as tertiary isolation units to handle critical cases also,” said Dr Ajay Sankhe, Director, Bhakti Vedanta Hospital.
A 57-year-old Dr Sankhe and his team played a vital role in setting up the ICU unit. His 22 years of experience worked and the facility was got ready in record 13 days.
“My eyes were tracking this pandemic from the end of last year when it broke out in China. However, Mira-Bhayandar trapped in COVID-19 in mid-March. This pandemic is enemy of everyone, so we have to fight with it altogether,” said Dr Sankhe.
Two more tested positive for coronavirus in twin city on Monday, taking the total number of cumulative COVID-19 cases to 49.
Both the 25-year-olds, residents of Mangal Nagar in Mira Road(East) and Goddev in Bhayandar(East) female and male respectively were admitted to the isolation ward of the Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Government Hospital(designated COVID-19 Hospital) was tested positive, informed the Commissioner of MBMC, Chandrakant Dange.
While a male patient is relative to the old positive patient, a female is a newly discovered COVID-19 infected. Two corona patients were recovered and discharged from the hospitals but are in observation. Two have died. There are still 28 positive cases from the area.