Mumbai staring at a huge shortage of doctors and health prof
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Mumbai is on the verge of an unprecedented public health emergency crisis as both public and private hospitals in the city are running out of ordinary beds, ICU beds, and doctors to treat coronavirus and other patients.

Till May 1, in BMC-run RN Cooper Hospital, there were just 11 beds for coronavirus cases; at KEM Hospital in Parel, there are just 6 beds; at Kasturba hospital, there are just 12 beds.

Similar is the case in private hospitals –– PD Hinduja Hospital had 42 beds reserved for coronavirus patients but all of them are occupied; Wockhardt Hospital has just one bed available for Covid-19 patients; Lilavati Hospital in Bandra also has just one bed available; only Sushrusha in Vikhroli has 73 beds available and Seven Hills Reliance has 42 beds available. The situation is so dire that people with non-Covid-19 ailments are struggling to get admitted . For Covid-19 patients, the situation is worse. A 45-year-old woman from Govandi could not be shifted for three days in spite of being symptomatic.

The BMC and the Maharashtra govt are doing what it can to make space for more beds, but officials involved said: “Having more beds now is like putting band-aid on a fractured hand. We don’t have enough medical personnel, doctors, nurses for the new patients coming in.”

Note: All of the content and data is reported from ET health

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Dr. K●●●●●●●●●●●●●●r B●●●●●u General Surgery
Several doctors are there without jobs, they should provide proper risk allowance, insurances & promise advantage in future permanent recruitments.
May 6, 2020Like20
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Dr. A●●●r K●●●u Orthopaedics
One of the lowest payscale for doctors in whole india......that' s why you do not have enough doctors to fight covid. A spot boy in film sets /chaiwala earns more than a resident doctor in mumbai...
May 6, 2020Like24
Dr. S●●●●●●h T●●●●i
Dr. S●●●●●●h T●●●●i General Medicine
Moreover there is also a tough exam and competition to filter doctors that also contributes to shortage of doctors
May 16, 2020Like