In many states, fans are not used and are idle while net is discussing | India News
While most states said they do not have personal to operate fansOthers complained about the unavailability of parts like humidification kits and nozzles that are essential to their operation.
Many even said they had fans but did not have ICU facilities or adequate space to install them. Doctors in many states do not use them for fear that they will malfunction and endanger the lives of patients.
TOI found that only 83 of the 320 ventilators that three medical schools in Punjab received under the PM cares scheme, they were functional. And, of these 83, up to 48 were not used because they were recently repaired and doctors feared their effectiveness.
On BiharAlmost half of the 109 ventilators sent to 13 districts are inactive due to a lack of trained personnel. UP health department sources said that about 20% of the 200 ventilators UP received are lying. not used.
Earlier this week, when Punjab’s AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan tweeted a photo of unused ventilators dumped in a room at a government hospital in Faridkot, it was a red flag for many states where ventilators, bought through the fund PM Cares, they are lying. not used.
While most states said they don’t have trained personnel to operate the fans, others complained about the unavailability of parts like humidification kits and nozzles that are essential to running them. Many even said they had fans but did not have ICU facilities or adequate space to install them. Doctors in many states do not use them for fear that they will malfunction and endanger the lives of patients.
Sandhwan’s tweet was not lost. TOI found that only 83 of the 320 ventilators received by three medical colleges in Punjab under the PM Cares scheme were functional. And, of these 83, up to 48 were not used because they were recently repaired and doctors feared their effectiveness. In Bihar, almost half of the 109 ventilators sent to 13 districts are inactive due to a lack of trained personnel.
“I am aware that fans are not used in some districts. That is due to lack of technicians. We are training staff, ”said UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh.
Sources said that about 20% of the 200 fans UP received are unused. Karnataka’s health and medical education minister, K Sudhakar, said that while six ventilators have been provided in each hospital in Taluka, many are missing due to a lack of trained staff. Health officials revealed that 80% of the 2,025 respirators Karnataka received are unused.
In Telangana, the lack of trained personnel at the Mahabubnagar Government Hospital and the Nizamabad Medical College has resulted in 30 ventilators not being used in each hospital. And states such as Bihar, MP and Assam admitted that they are still in the process of hiring specialized personnel or training them to handle ventilators.
In Odisha, the doctors faced another problem. There were fans, but there were no associated parts to run them, such as nozzles and flow centers.
Show this: At Hallett Hospital in Kanpur, 34 ventilators are unused as there are no humidification kits, which is essential for their operation.
In many states, doctors say that failure to generate adequate oxygen pressure has rendered ventilators useless.
Some states complain that there are not enough ICUs in district hospitals. “In some hospitals, we need more space to install fans. Our health department is building the infrastructure, ”said Assam’s director of medical education, Dr. Anup Kumar Barman.
In Rajasthan, where only 500 of the 1,900 fans have been installed, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said they fear they may malfunction while in use. “In about 300 fans initially installed, the oxygen compressor and sensor were turned off,” Sharma said.
While the Punjab government claimed that the ventilators shipped under PM Cares were of poor quality, the Center blamed Punjab hospitals, saying they were unable to handle ventilators.
Also in Rajasthan, while the CM and its health minister blamed the Center for “not taking care of the faulty ventilators despite requests during the meeting,” BJP MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore tweeted: “Or these ventilators are not yet packed. or some of them have been given to private hospitals for rent. Is it correct to rent these ventilators to private hospitals? ”
(With inputs from Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Bhopal, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kochi, and Hyderabad)