We are adequately managing 2nd wave of Covid said BMC in High Court

by Web Desk | Published: 01-05-2021

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Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has told the Bombay High Court that it is doing its utmost to meet the needs of covid-19 patients in the city and is constantly improving the conditions related to hospital beds, oxygen and remedial supplies.  Removal of corpses of deceased. Chief Justice Deepankar Dutta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni, who are considering a public interest litigation filed by city-based lawyer Sneha Marjadi alleging that Covid-19 treatment was not handled properly in Maharashtra, were sworn in by the BMC on Thursday. 


As of April 26, 55,43,502 tests (including RT-PCR and antigen) had been performed in Mumbai, according to BMC Executive Health Officer Dr.  Responded to a public interest petition filed by Mangala d Gomare Average 45,098 inspections.  As per day the 55.43 lakh tests conducted since the beginning of last year, 38,16,386 (69%) were RT-PCR tests (considered gold standard) and 17,27,116 (31%) were antigen tests, the affidavit said. 


“However, inspections have been reduced to a certain extent since April 22, the day of the strict lockdown.  Inspections at congested areas such as malls, railway stations, and markets have decreased (due to restrictions), affecting the average daily inspection.  The number of tests reported every Monday is lower than average due to the weekly leave of the staff of the testing labs and the weekly maintenance of the machinery used for testing in these labs.  BMC submitted that it had conducted 11,72,559 tests in April up to the date of submission of the affidavit - the highest monthly inspection number ever. 


BMC reported that the average number of bottles of Remediesiver injection per day in BMC hospitals is 1,719.  Therefore, the 7-day requirement was found in approximately 12,033 bottles. As on April 27, the total remediation stock in BMC hospitals was 13,110 bottles, based on procurement through tender process.  In terms of surplus stock, BMC supplied 1100 bottles to Thane Municipal Corporation and 500 bottles to Pune Municipal Corporation.  BMC informed the bench that there are enough covid-19 beds available in the city and the information related to bed capacity is updated daily and put on the dashboard.  

As of April 26, 30% of the beds were vacant due to various facilities.  A systematic system has been put in place for efficient covid-19 bed management to ensure that resources are available to those in need,”the affidavit said, seeking public opinion.  A public interest litigation will be heard from the BMC on May 4 regarding the fire audit of the hospitals in the wake of the recent fire in various cases.