The district health department has converted 16 rural hospitals, trauma care centres and other medical facilities into dedicated covid health centres (DCHCs) to streamline treatment for Covid-19 and non-covid patients.
Anant Pawar, the resident medical officer of Nashik civil hospital, said the decision was taken as rural hospitals and trauma centres were not getting too many non-covid patients.
Pawar added there are at least two good medical facilities — like a sub-district hospital or a rural hospital and a trauma care centre — in every taluka of the district. In bigger talukas, there are three such facilities.
The overall COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 79.44 per cent while there are 7,417 active cases under medical supervision in this district. – UNI