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ICU facility at Jamshedpur’s St Joseph’s Hospital to fight COVID third wave

As part of preparations to combat a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the city-based health hubs have come up with a contingency plan. Prominent hospitals have begun introducing better medical facilities for proper treatment.

In order to enhance its facilities, St Joseph’s Hospital, Bhilai Pahari, East Singhbhum is all set to dedicate a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facility on August 22. Dr A K Lall, civil surgeon, East Singhbhum, and Fr. Paul Fernandes, director XLRI will inaugurate the new facility.

An official of the hospital said that the ICU installed at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bhilai Pahari, which has an access area of 10 villages, will help in managing illnesses related to the coronavirus.

The facility is equipped with the following : BPL Multipara Monitor, Model : Ultima Prime D, Wall mounting bracket, BIPAP Machine, Syringe Pump, Model : Accura S, Infusion Pump, Model Acura, BPL Video Laryngoscope, Janak Motorised Bed ICU/CCU, Bedside Locker, Food Trolley, BPL Portable X Ray, M RAD 100, Crash Cart, BMC,Model: H80 High Flow Humidifier.

“The step has been taken to combat the third wave of Covid -19. These are specially chosen monitoring equipment that could be used for other patients in need of close monitoring and, therefore, will go beyond just coronavirus care,” said Ronald D’Costa, president, XLRI Alumni Association, Jamshedpur Chapter.

The concept of starting St. Joseph’s Hospital at Bhilai Pahari village in the District of East Singhbhum in the state of Jharkhand began in the year 2003 by the Catholic Diocese of Jamshedpur.

A funding agency namely Likvidace Lepry of Czech Republic came forward to sponsor the infrastructure and aid in the treatment of T.B. & Leprosy patients.The hospital administration sincerely thanks L.L of Czech Republic. With the approval of the Governing Body of the Catholic Diocese of Jamshedpur the construction work began.St. Joseph’s Hospital was inaugurated on 12 December 2006 by then Chief Minister Madhu Koda in the presence of Joba Manjhi, Welfare Minister of Jharkhand and Felix Toppo, SJ, (Bishop of Jamshedpur and the President of the Hospital), Fr. George Mannarakam (Founder Director of the Hospital), and the members of Jamshedpur Diocese.

The OPD clinic was functioning in the campus from the year 2005 onwards. Around the radius of 15 kms , there are 55 villages and 6 Panchayats with a total population of 50,000 people. The village people of this area come from backward caste,scheduled caste and scheduled tribe. The Avenue Mail