COVID 19 continues to prevail in several rural areas, including Palghar. Palghar rural area is adding 150-200 new COVID cases per day out of which 15% need hospitalization for moderate and severe disease.
Since the lockdown, Rural Homoeopathic Hospital was advised by the district authorities to serve non-COVID patients as the number of Covid cases in Palghar were less and treatment of patients on dialysis, ICU, NICU, Sr citizens, orthopaedic and general surgeries was the need of the hour due to shutting down of most private hospitals. Hence, we continued with all our services including Homoeopathic OPD and 100 -bedded IPD serving 17,389 patient visits. Only due to the generous support of our donors, were we able to provide subsidy of Rs 51.52 Lakhs during these trying times.
The District authority has now advised us to start a COVID-19 unit while continuing to offer service to non-covid patients. There is no hospital with a fully functional ICU in Palghar, so necessary for treating severely affected patients. We have thus dedicated 50% of our beds (including the ICU) to exclusively treat COVID affected patients while the remaining 50% will continue to offer essential and emergency services to non-covid patients. In the interest of both, physical barriers have been erected for separate entrance, casualty and ICU to protect non-covid patients and the treating team.
Our Covid unit is offering:
- A swab collection center
- Special care unit for managing COVID suspect patients
- A well-equipped lab and radiology department for all routine investigations
- Tie up with SRL Phadke Lab, Dadar for specialized investigations like RTPCR, Covid antibody test, inflammatory markers etc.
- Upgraded oxygen supply system to meet increased needs of COVID patients
- A dedicated team of 50 medical & para-medical personnel
- Lodging boarding facility for the staff and doctors to stay on the campus 24×7
Our team in Pune has been working with Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune for the last 3 months and has treated more than 250 mild and moderate Covid patients with Homoeopathy as an adjuvant therapy with encouraging results. Now we wish to offer integrated treatment to Covid patients with moderate or severe disease through a team of 3 competent allopathic consultants and 10 Homoeopathic doctors. We are confident that this will result in faster and safer recovery.
We need to offer 25% beds free to poor patients under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana and offer services to 55% patients as per Government prescribed rates. 20% special beds will be offered at modest hospital rates. The costs of treating Covid 19 patients are much higher due to higher salaries to be paid to employees for working in a riskier environment, need of PPE kits and other infection control materials & consumables, etc.
We appeal for your support as a majority of our patients come from weaker sections of society and cannot afford the costs. As more funds become available through your support, we shall continue to add more medical equipment, steady supply of PPEs and other infection control materials to improve quality of care of Covid patients and safety of our staff.
You may wish to donate under one or more of the following Donation Schemes
|1||Free Homoeopathic treatment for 10 days||1000|
|2||Subsidize a poor patient for 1 day||2000|
|3||Subsidize a poor patient for 5 days||10000|
|4||Free advanced Investigations for 1 patient (D-dimer, Ferritin, Blood culture)||5000|
|5||Free antiviral medicine (Injection Remdesivir 1 vial)||5000|
|6||Free antiviral medicine full course (Injection Remdesivir 6 vials)||30000|
|7||Food expenses per day||11000|
|8||Oxygen expenses per day||15000|
|9||Infection control expenses per day (PPE kits, masks etc)||21000|
|10||Support a dialysis for Covid patient||2500|