In a meeting through video conference on Monday, Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) administrator and municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey said that road accident fatalities have reduced by 65 % over the last four months.
The meeting was held with the elected representatives of the civic body.
Citing official data, Pandey said, “Against the 243 deaths that occurred due to road accidents from February to May in 2019, 83 road accident deaths were recorded in the same period in 2020. According to the government forecast based on detailed analysis, Aurangabad was projected to see 9,236 cases as on Monday but we have been successful in limiting the cases to well under 1,600,” Pandey said.
He explained the AMC’s strategy to reduce Covid-19 fatality in city. “The analysis of the Covid-19 deaths have shown that delay in diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19 patients, co-morbidities and old age have been key factors that contribute to deaths due to Covid-19. We have decided to implement a plan called ‘catch them early’,” Pandey said.
As per the plan, the AMC will be conducting door-to-door screening to check people aged 55 years or above for temperature and blood levels. For this, the health teams will be using thermometer gun and oximeter.
He also appealed to all the public representatives to facilitate such screenings in their respective wards and upload the data on AMC’s mobile application ‘Majhi health majha haathi’. “This measure will help identifying critical cases early,” Pandey said.
He said that all private hospitals with less than 150 beds are non-covid hospitals. But those with more than 150 beds must reserve 80% of its beds for Covid-19 patients.
Office bearers of the previous AMC body including Nandkumar Ghodele, Rajendra Janjal, Jaishri Kulkarni, Sarita Borde, Raju Shinde, Gokul Malke, Pramod Rathod, Gajanan Barwal attended the meeting.Source: The Times of India