The whole of India is reeling under the intense impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to which most cities are under strict lockdown.
In this current fight against the pandemic, Maharashtra Assembly deputy speaker Narhari Zirwal has come forward and made a contribution worth Rs 41.30 lakh from his local development fund (LDF) to the frontline medical professionals, COVID19 centres, health centres and sanitation workers in Peth and Dindori tehsils in the district by providing 20 oximeters, 1000 PPE kits, 2000 N-95 masks, 10 nebulizers, 4000 sanitizer bottles, 404 blankets, 272 bedsheets and 66 foam mattresses.
This essential material and medical equipment will be used at COVID-19 centres as well as dedicated COVID-19 centres besides Primary Health Centres (PHCs). Dy speaker Zirwal meanwhile distributed the essential material at Karanjali for tehsils of Peth and Dindori.
Taluka health officer (Peth) Dr. Motilal Patil and medical officer (Kochargaon) Khokale received the material. Peth tehsildar Sandeep Bhosale, Dindori tehsildar Kailas Pawar, Gokul Zirwal and staff members of the health department were present.
For Peth tehsil :
Oximeters 8 quantity, PPE kits 500, N-95 masks 1000, nebulizers 5, sanitizer 2000 bottles, blankets 188, bedsheets 119, and foam mattresses 30.
For Dindori tehsil :
Oximeters 12 qty, PPE kits 500, N-95 masks 1000, nebulizers 5, sanitizer 2000 bottles, blankets 216, bed sheets 153, and 36 foam mattresses 36.
Oximeter, a major tool for doctors in Covid-19 crisis
A relatively small medical device that clips on to a patient’s finger, the oximeter can measure one of the five vital pulmonary signs.
a simple yet effective tool, pulse oximeters have been coming in handy in the treatment and management of Covid-19.
The oximeters are small clip-on devices that are commonly attached to a patient’s fingers. It has so far been used on people suffering from respiratory illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung disease, asthma and others.
The readings are taken in percentages; if between 88-95 per cent, oxygen saturation is considered normal, below 88 per cent, the patient is said to be in a state of hypoxia (low levels of oxygen) and needs immediate hospitalisation and oxygen therapy.