By Krishna Thevar

MUMBAI: A sizeable quantity of Covid patients on oxygen assist in Mumbai’s civic hospitals have died between 1 am and 5 am, after eradicating their oxygen provide to go to the toilet. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation is now embarking on a ‘Save Lives Strategy’ with strict dos and don’ts for the civic healthcare workers.

Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal advised ET that the hassle is to cut back Covid mortality in civic hospitals. The Municipal Commissioner has now issued tips that must be strictly adopted by well being officers. “We had positioned mattress pans for sufferers, nonetheless typically there may need been some lacunae, so sufferers ended up going to the washroom by eradicating the oxygen provide that they have been getting.

Now we have now requested that mattress pans be positioned in all of the beds, they need to be cleaned on time.” The BMC’s findings on a sizeable quantity of sufferers eradicating their mattress pans ties with the claims of a number of affected person kin who’ve advised ET that the sufferers have been on their very own within the wards and little care was being given.

Chahal nonetheless has now determined to crack down and has mentioned that the civic workers together with the ward boys must be extra proactive in serving to out sufferers. According to the commissioner, deans of all of the civic hospitals have been advised that there must be extra targeted co-ordination and energy in saving lives of critically unwell sufferers.

“We are saying the patients chart needs to be followed diligently, the chart should have details of when was the last medicine administered to the patient, when is his next dose etc, the chart needs to be followed diligently.”