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Housing Society converts its office into quarantine centre for residents

The increasing prevalence of coronavirus in Mira Bhayandar has directly impacted the psyche of the citizens. Therefore, the Om Sundaram Housing Society at Bhayandar West has converted its society office into a two beds quarantine centre. Significantly, the step has taken to save its residential from the mental agony of the government isolation centre. Society officials have clarified that the decision was taken to alleviate the mental distress of the patient.

47 families are residing in the Om Sundaram Co-operative Housing Society. The spread of coronavirus infection has to impact on the psyche of the citizens. And, we have seen the videos of the MBMC set up, how the suspects and patients are being treated there. Therefore, the office-bearers in the building have decided to convert the society office into a quarantine centre,” said Pramod Tambe, Chairman of the society.

Independent MLA from Mira Bhayandar Geeta Jain inaugurated the centre on Wednesday. She whole-heartedly supported the initiative. “This is a good initiative and we should appreciate the society for taking such an advance step. Significantly, cases are increasing day by day. MBMC is struggling to increase the beds for the patients. Nevertheless, there is a shortage of ambulance also. The housing societies which have enough space should take a lesson from this society,” said Mrs Jain.

The Isolation room has equipped with oximeters, thermal guns, sanitizer bottles, oxygen cylinder, dehumidifier and hot water with two beds. The room has attached toilet.

Official not aware

However, MBMC officials were unaware of such facility but appreciated the effort taken by the society.

“Such facilities for asymptomatic or mild symptoms are allowed, provided conditions and guidelines put forth by the health authorities about the well-being of patients and the safety of other residents are followed,” said the official.

Earlier, many societies had waived off three months maintenance from the members amid lockdown.