Resource Constraints Hamper Hospital in Remote Nandurbar District of Maharashtra
Maharashtra is currently the worst state to be affected by the pandemic, with over 9 lakh positive patients and 28,282 deaths as on 11 September 2020. Many private health facilities such as nursing homes and small hospitals in villages, towns and remote areas have closed down due to fear of covid-19. 
 
Those that are functioning have become exorbitantly costly for the common man, and are fearful of admitting any critically ill patients. The public health system is overburdened and unable to adequately cater to the demands of both covid and non-covid patients. 
 
In the Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, where a majority of the population is below the poverty line as well as illiterate, there has been a major neglect in healthcare as they mostly live in squalid conditions, trying to save as much as possible. Covid cases are on the rise (currently at 3606 cases) in this district and are expected to peak in the next couple of months. 
 
 
Chinchpada Christian Hospital, is one of the few that has continued to remain open and functional in Nandurbar, while taking necessary precautions and following  infection prevention and control practices even with the existing resource constraints. As facilities in the surrounding areas have closed down, and many being fearful of taking in any sick patients, this hospital has seen a rise in critically ill patients who come to seek relief. 
 
 
The hospital also has a low cost, poor-friendly image, which draws needy people not only from within Nandurbar district, but also from neighbouring districts of Dhule, Tapi, and Nashik. They have started taking on patients suspected of covid infection, testing them and providing care accordingly. After being notified as a Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) by the district administration, they have also started admission and treatment of moderately ill patients.
 
As recently as last week, they have been admitting covid positive patients and have designated  30 beds for covid patients and 20 beds for non covid patients. However, the ability of poor patients, especially daily wage labourers and returned migrant workers to pay for the services has also become incredibly difficult due to the pandemic situation.  
 
 
With the growing number of covid cases and critical care patients, Chinchpada Hospital is currently in desperate need of support in the form of hospital supplies and equipment. They urgently require supplies such as N95 and 3-ply masks, PPE kits, medication for patients, disposable gloves, hand sanitisers and more. 
 
 
If you would like to support the efforts of Chinchpada Christian Hospital, Dr Deepak S. Singh, Senior Administrative Officer and Medical Superintendent, has been overseeing the efforts at Nandurbar and can be reached at (telephone): 02569-243226, 243588, 243243 or email: [email protected]/ [email protected]
 
The hospital is located at Chinchpada P.O., Navapur Taluq, Nandurbar District, Maharashtra. 
 
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    shadikatyal

    2 weeks ago

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