Jaora (Ratlam District, Madhya Pradesh): An isolation ward has been set up in the civil hospital here and the treatment of corona patients has begun.
The development follows a meeting in Ratlam presided over by state finance minister Jagdish Devda where local MLA Dr Rajendra Pandey had demanded that an isolation ward be set up in civil hospital in Jaora.
Though district collector had rejected the demand and that had led to heated argument between MLA and collector, chief health and medical officer Dr Prabhakar Nanavare intervened and assured to set up an isolation ward in Jaora within two days.
According to MLA Dr Rajendra Pandey, arrangements are required in civil hospital for initial treatment of Covid suspected patients too specially those from Piploda, Alot, Tal and Badawada.
These arrangements are needed as patients’ health often deteriorates after corona tests. The delay in reaching hospitals in Ratlam make things difficult to handle and patients die in some cases.
There is also a shortage of beds in hospitals. “In such a situation, suspected and positive patients suffer,” Pandey said.
Isolation ward to have 20 beds
A 20-bed isolation ward may become functional by end of this week where oxygen will also be available. Apart from this, work has been started for speedy treatment of serious patients.