Mysore/Mysuru: The Officers of various Government Departments in Mysuru are now heaving a sigh of relief, thanks to a plunge in Corona positive cases in the last 8-10 days. This has resulted in drastic fall in demand for oxygenated beds in Covid Care Centres (CCCs), District Covid Hospital and Private Hospitals.
Intensive vaccination drive and continuation of lockdown restrictions till July 21 have reduced the intensity of COVID-19 pandemic in the district. The demand for ICU and oxygenated beds has fallen flat and there is no scramble for ventilators both in the Government and the Private Hospitals. All these positive developments have made officers of Mysuru City Corporation, Mysuru Urban Development Authority, Zilla Panchayat and Health and Family Welfare Department to relax a little bit.
The number of Corona positive patients has reduced in the CCC situated at a Hostel building in Bogadi and the Centres in private buildings. Likewise, the demand for ICU beds, oxygenated beds and ventilators at District Covid Hospital, Trauma Care Centre in PKTB Hospital premises, Super Speciality Hospital, K.R. Hospital and SMT Hospital has fallen drastically.
The COVID Mitra Centres were now getting around 10 to 20 patients. The number of telephone calls to Covid Control Room has decreased because of which the services of volunteers and other staff have been withdrawn.
However, vaccination drive was going on in Government Hospitals and Primary Health Centres and priority was given to second dose takers.
The RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) were going on for the detection and treatment of Corona positive patients.
The 18-plus population was given vaccination on priority. The pressure on burial grounds and crematoria in city has decreased due to fall in mortality rate.
As many as 161 Corona positive patients are under treatment at KSOU Covid Care Centre at present. The capacity of this Centre is 625 beds. All the beds were occupied till the third week of June.