284 Jipmer Doctors infected by COVID

Puducherry, May 28 (UNI) As many as 284 doctors of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) were tested positive for COVID-19, including 78 doctors during April-May this year.
Jipmer has been in the forefront in treating patients with moderate to critical Covid-19, particularly from the poorest and most vulnerable sections
According to a Jipmer release here on Friday, during the second wave of the pandemic, Jipmer had to rapidly expand its intensive care and high dependency unit beds dedicated to Covid patients.
In doing so, It received selfless support and donations from several individuals, organizations and groups.
Several high-value donations have come from the Institute’s alumni. The JIPMER Alumni Associations in USA, UK, India and South Africa worked together to donate 11 ventilators, 31 multiparameter monitors and 25 continuous oxygen monitors.
Without support from its patients and society, it would not have been able to sustain its Covid as well as non-Covid services, the release said.
The release, which listed out the emergency surgeries and other non-covid treatment provided by Jipmer during this pandemic period, pointed out that the rates of vaccination have been lower in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, as compared to the rest of the country.
A higher rate of vaccination and universal and appropriate use of masks would lead to a reduced risk of Covid infection, and of the number of patients with severe disease. In addition, it will help ameliorate the risk of next wave of Covid, and prevent disruption of lives and livelihood in the community.


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