Indore: Smart lockdown can keep the third wave at bay, says CHL hospital chief Rajesh Bhargava

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 12:37 AM IST
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CHL Hospital chairman Rajesh Bhargava visits the vaccination center at Free Press House on June 6. | A-1 CREATION

Indore: CHL Hospital founder and chairman Rajesh Bhargava said that smart lockdown can fend off third wave of Covid-19, which is predicted to affect people of all age groups, especially children.

“Indore district administration has done a commendable job by not permitting restaurants, temples, theatres, educational institutions to open and wedding functions to happen. These five restrictions will prevent 70 per cent of population from coronavirus infection,” Bhargava said on the sidelines of his visit to the vaccination centre at Free Press House on June 6.

He said that only those things should be unlocked which are necessary. “Whatever can be avoided should be avoided as no one knows which variant will hit the country during the much-talked third wave of Covid-19,” he said.

As Covid-19 cases are on the wane, Bhargava said that it is the time when the government should stock medicines and set up oxygen plants.

Recalling the terrifying coronavirus crisis in April, Bhargava said that all hospitals were running out of oxygen and medicines and patients were running from pillar to post to get admission. “Patients came to our hospital with their own on oxygen cylinders and injections requesting to provide them with bed. We were so helpless that we could do little to help them,” he said.

Bhargava stated that those who recovered from Covid-19 during second wave are complaining of post-Covid-19 complications.

“People who have recovered from Covid-19 should avoid physical exertion at least for three months to fend off post-corona complications,” he said.

“I won’t suggest even going for a morning walk,” he added.

Bhargava said that some hospitals, including CHL, have started setting up their own oxygen production plants.

“Our oxygen plant will take around two weeks to see light of day,” he stated.

He appealed people to strictly stick to Covid-19 protocol and get themselves vaccinated.

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