Exclusive hospital for frontline warriors to open tomorrow
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Exclusive hospital for frontline warriors to open tomorrow

July 20, 2020

DC inspects Vikram Jeshta Hospital readied to receive COVID warriors

Mysore/Mysuru: Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers are not the only ones fighting the battle against Coronavirus. Other key workers who often go unnoticed like the Police, security guards, utility workers and garbage collectors continue to fight the pandemic.

Frontline warriors too account for many COVID-19 infections in Mysuru. They are more prone to the virus owing to their duties in hospitals, containment zones, quarantine centres and labs. 

As such, there was a desperate need to have an exclusive hospital for them. 

It is with this intention that the District Administration had taken over the Vikram Jeshta Hospital on Vivekananda Road in Yadavagiri. The defunct Hospital has been thoroughly cleaned and advanced equipment has been provided including ventilators.

 While the facilities and equipment has been provided by the District Administration, the initiative of running the Hospital has been taken by MAHAN (Mysuru Association of Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Clinics and Diagnostic Centres). The 90-bed hospital for the frontline warriors will officially function from tomorrow. 

Many medium, mid-sized and small hospitals in city are involved in the MAHAN initiative and have formed MAHAN COVID Care Consortium. The Consortium will run the Vikram Jeshta Hospital as a high-end COVID Care Centre to manage the infections among frontline warriors. 

This morning, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar visited the Vikram Jeshta Hospital and saw the arrangements and facilities set up at the facility. He discussed the treatment facilities, number of doctors, healthcare workers and other allied staff co-opted from other hospitals in city. 

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Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem and other office-bearers of MAHAN briefed the DC and other officials. The third and fourth floor of the Hospital has been converted to handle COVID patients. The salaries and other emoluments for the doctors and healthcare workers performing duties at the Hospital will be paid by MAHAN. The DC was also told that apart from frontline warriors, other regular patients too can be admitted here if they are referred by District Administration.

Superintendent of Police C.B. Ryshyanth, District Health Officer Dr. R. Venkatesh, MUDA Commissioner Dr. D.B. Natesh, Health and Family Welfare Nodal Officer Dr. Sheela and others were present. 

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Exclusive hospital for frontline warriors to open tomorrow”

  1. Hey Covid-19 says:

    “The salaries and other emoluments for the doctors and healthcare workers performing duties at the Hospital will be paid by MAHAN. The DC was also told that apart from frontline warriors, other regular patients too can be admitted here if they are referred by District Administration.!
    No need for this exclusive hospital. As the income for private hospitals is drying up for treatment for other illnesses, this appears to be a poloy to give the doctors and nurses an income! These doctors are not specialists in infectious diseases treatment.
    We were told that this was for VIPs, but VIPs are all in Bengaluru, their care is guaranteed by proper specialists. They do not want to come to Mysuru. Even those who are Mysuru VIPs have left the City and gone, perhaps using the window of opportunity provided by Singapore for visitors a few weeks ago!

  2. Mann Ki Baat or Bisi Bele Baat! says:

    Except the DC, the others presumably doctors look unhealthy, fat and positively dismal-looking. Not clear who is paying these doctors, not the private hospitals without funding from the government and hence the DC’s presence.
    There is no mention of VIPs, as we know them!
    I get the information that they are all in Bengaluru, if they are MLAs and ministers, and MPs in new Delhi. Although , Bengaluru and New Delhi are Corona Virus hotspots, these 2 cities have very good hospitals staffed with specialists, who know how to treat this Virus.

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