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BMC plans to set up ‘Ward War Room’ to decentralise bed management amid COVID-19 spike

With continuous spike in Coronavirus patients and the struggle to find the beds for virus affected patients has urged BMC to decide to set up ‘Ward War Room’ to decentralize bed management.

According to BMC all COVID-19 patients who call on 1916 will be redirected to the mini war rooms which will allot beds in their respective wards.

As per the orders issued by BMC “each Ward Control Room shall have 30 telephone lines in the backend of Ward War Room telephone number.” To make sure that any uninterrupted functioning of these telephone lines the civic body has directed Assistant Commissioners.

The BMC order stated “Ward War Rom shall be manned 24X7 by Doctors and School Teaching staff. The first morning shift from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. shall have 2 Doctors and 4 Teachers beside other requisite class-IV / usual Engineering staff for Disaster Management activities. The second and third shift shall be manned by 1 Doctor and 3 Teachers with requisite class-IV staff for this additional extremely vital medical responsibility. These teams shall be assisted by 5 fluent Marathi speaking telephone attendants in each shift. This Ward War Room activity shall be supervised by a Senior Resident Doctor. All doctors including Sr. Resident Doctor shall be provided by Director, Medical Education & Research, Maharashtra State,”

Whereas, 1,150 new Coronavirus cases have been reported along with 53 deaths by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

Municipal Corporation said that “With the new cases, the total number of positive cases in Mumbai has reached 45,854. The death toll stands at 1, 518,”

BMC said in Dharavi 20 more people found Positive on Friday, the number of Coronavirus cases has risen to 1,889 and the death stands at 71 in that area.


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