Pune Conducts Mock Drill To Assess COVID-19 Preparedness Amidst Rising Cases

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Pune, 11th April 2023: A mock drill of COVID preparedness was conducted in Pune on Monday (10th April) in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 patients, as per the instructions given by the government to assess the amount of equipment, medicines, and manpower the government health system has.

The drill was mainly conducted at BJ Government Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, and Aundh District Hospital. Meanwhile, the CoWin portal slowed down due to stress.

As per the guidelines of the Central Health Department, an inspection (mock drill) was conducted in Sassoon Hospitals regarding COVID-19 preparedness. State Deputy Director of Health, Dr. Radhakrishna Pawar, visited Sassoon and reviewed all the preparations. At this time, the in-charge Dr. Naresh Zanzad and all the members of the college council were present.

Manpower, hospitals, beds, ventilators, oxygen, ambulances, RTPCR and other necessary kits, chemicals, PPE kits, N-95 masks, and important medicines required if the number of COVID patients increases were discussed. At present, there are 117 hospital beds available for COVID-19 in the hospital, and it was found that adequate oxygen service is available for all those beds.

Dr. Naresh Zanjad informed, “Sassoon Hospital has enough ventilators, and they are in good condition. Adequate availability of manpower such as doctors, nurses, and other staff trained in the context of COVID-19. Necessary equipment, oxygen, and other medicines are available in adequate form. The inspection team expressed satisfaction with Sassoon’s pre-COVID preparations.”


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