While the number of active cases is dropping and a number of services are opening under mission Break the Chain, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is taking a number of steps for the possible third wave of COVID 19. Around 300 medical officers including doctors were given special training as part of the preparation.
During the second wave of COVID-19, it was observed that oxygen level drops in COVId patients, making them more likely to need ICUs and ventilators. In this connection, while the preparations for the third wave of COVID is underway, the Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar organized a special workshop for medical officers through a webinar.
Renowned Physician and an expert in Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Akshay Chhallani guided more than 300 medical officers of the corporation.
Giving detailed information about the clinical protocol for COVID patients undergoing treatment in ICU, Dr. Akshay Chhallani shared detailed information and also addressed the doubts of the participating doctors.
Dr. Chhallani says that doctors should use a PPE kit, face shield, and all other necessary safety tools even if they have taken the COVID vaccine, keeping in mind that they are treating COVID infections. He also suggested strict adherence to the principle of Right Drugs at Right Time in treatment. He advised using steroids very carefully in the treatment of some patients with diabetes and kidney disorders, especially after recovery from COVID.
The civic body will also hold a similar training session for nurses for the treatment of children. “As it is believed that the third wave may hit children, there is a need a special training to handle such patients,” said a senior official from the civic Health department. He added that the civic body has made a separate COVID care centre for children where there is a facility for a mother or father accompanying with their child.