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Docs Asked Not to Leave Kolkata During Durga Puja amid Fears of Spike in Covid-19 Cases

The WBCERC asks docs to not depart the town through the 4 days of the pageant.

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission additionally urged non-public hospitals to maintain a word of the contact particulars of docs to be referred to as in case of emergency.

  • PTI Kolkata
  • Last Updated: October 15, 2020, 5:28 PM IST
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Amid apprehensions of a possible surge of COVID-19 instances within the state throughout Durga Puja, the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) has requested docs to not depart the town through the 4 days of the pageant. The WBCERC has additionally urged non-public hospitals to maintain a word of the contact particulars of the docs in order that they are often acquired in contact with in case of emergency, its chairman Justice (Retd) Ashim Kumar Banerjee stated.

“Generally doctors remain very busy throughout the year and go out of the city during these four days of festivities. But this year at this hour of crisis, if the doctors, irrespective of their specialisation, stay in the city it will be of great help. “We will even request non-public hospitals to arrange a database of contacts of the docs in addition to their addresses in order that they are often reached if there’s a disaster,” he stated.

The Commission has additionally requested non-public hospitals to arrange an inventory of specialists of the eyes, ENT or pores and skin and surgeons who don’t deal with corona-infected sufferers in order that they are often engaged in case of pressing demand through the festive season, he stated. Private hospitals may put together lists of such docs in order that they will complement the manpower in COVID wards of their respective hospitals in case of a sudden surge in corona infections through the Durga Pujas, Justice Banerjee stated.

The Commission has additionally requested the non-public hospital authorities to arrange an inventory of sufferers who’ve recovered from the illness in order that they will donate plasma and supply voluntary service on the hospitals for the coronavirus affected through the pageant. WBCERC has additionally requested non-public hospitals to cost sufferers for a day solely after they full staying there for 24 hours and never froma fastened hour of the day.

“However, in instances the place the entire keep in hospital is lower than 24 hours, the hospitals might cost for a day,” it stated in an order.

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