Hemant launches ‘Covid circuits’ to curve the pandemic in the state, regions wise

RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren unveiled two dedicated “Covid circuits” aimed at pooling available medical resources and infrastructure from a cluster of neighbouring districts to ensure timely admission and treatment of critical patients on cost.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren has said while unveiling the plan that in the first phase, the two circuits had been set up in Ranchi and Jamshedpur, the two districts that have been hit harshest by the pandemic. In the coming days, and depending on the requirement, the state government would roll out four to six similar circuits in other districts too.

Ranchi circuit comprises six districts i.e. Lohardaga, Ramgarh, Khunti, Gumla, Simdega and Latehar.  While, Jamshedpur circuit comprises the two adjoining districts of West Singbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan. Hemant said it would be the administration’s responsibility to accommodate patients from within respective circuits.

The idea behind setting up the covid circuit is, if beds aren’t available in Ranchi or Jamshedpur, patients will then be rushed to nearby districts that have been tagged with either of the cities for early hospitalisation.

Considering the surge of cases in Ranchi and Jamshedpur, hospitals are full, leading to a crisis of beds and other resources. However, there are other places where available resources are under-utilised. Hence, we have identified places near these hotspots where patients can be rushed to in the least possible time,” CM said.