In a bid to tackle the COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today along with the state Task Force guided about 700 private doctors in Mumbai on the exact method of medical treatment for covid-19 and resolved many of their doubts. The Chief Minister spoke to the doctors working directly at the grassroots level and listened to their suggestions. The chief minister launched Majha Doctor (My Doctor) campaign appealing the family doctors to guide the citizens so that the infection can be curbed at the initial stage itself, treat immediately after finding out symptoms, attend home quarantined timely.
Struggling with the ongoing crisis, the CM lauded medical sector for its fight against covid and asked them to be ready to face the oncoming third wave. The Chief Minister said that the role of family doctors is very important in the covid period as in any minor or major ailment, the patient first contacts his nearest family doctor. He said that if you guide the general public by becoming "Majha Doctor", it will be a great help in preventing it in the early stages of the disease.
"Patients without symptoms go to the hospital and beds are provided to them when they are not needed, which does not provide facilities to the real needy patients. Similarly, due to late arrival of Kovid patients in the hospital, proper treatment is delayed, so if the family doctors carefully examine covid's symptoms and start treatment immediately, it will help the patient to recover in time," said the Chief Minister, adding that all doctors should pay attention to patients at home.
"All the doctors should personally pay attention to whether the patient receiving treatment at home is getting treatment as per the protocol and if the ward officials are also given the right information from time to time, it will be easier for the municipality to make further arrangements in case of patients," he added.
Informing the private doctors to register their names in the covid treatment centers or jumbo centers in their area, he said that it is very important to have uniformity in the treatment system everywhere in the state.
The state produces 1,270 metric tonnes of oxygen, but given the situation the demand has increased to 1,700 metric tonnes. "We have come up with a short-term and long-term plan to become self-sufficient in oxygen, which will soon lead to increased production of oxygen within the state," he said.
Besides, the task force resolved doubts of the doctors.
Additional Chief Secretary of the Health Department Dr. Pradeep Vyas, Dr. Sanjay Oak of the Task Force, Dr. Shashank Joshi, Dr. Rahul Pandit and Dr. Tatyarao Lahane guided the doctors on the treatment methods of the Kovid period and resolved their doubts.
Issues like - how much steroids to use, the importance of a six minute walk test, how to identify exactly what oxygen is needed, what to treat in mucous mycosis caused by the fungus, what exactly the oxygen level is at risk, when and how much to use remedicivir, patient care were answered.
The meeting also provided guidance on the importance of RTPCR testing and the need for CT scans.
The symptoms of corona are deceptive, so it is important to keep in mind the question of whether every patient is coronary or not.