Port Blair, May 29: Mr. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands along with Mr., Uday Shankar Singh, State Media Convener, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands visited G.B Pant Hospital, Port Blair yesterday and inspected various COVID wards, suspect COVID ward and other facilities at the hospital. They also visited the COVID ICU during their visit.
During their visit, they also interacted with several patients in COVID wards and asked them about their problems. The patients gave a positive feedback on their treatment at G.B Pant Hospital
Mr. Ajoy Bairagi and Mr. Uday Shankar Singh also inspected the food being served to the patients as well as other facilities provided to them. All facilities and food were found to be excellent. They also enquired about the availability of oxygen in the hospital and the patients informed that there is no shortage of oxygen in the hospital.
Further the State BJP Leaders also interacted with the doctors and enquired the reason for the increase in death in the Islands due to COVID-19. The doctors informed that the patients in the Islands are not seeking medical help on time and are only contacting the health authorities or visiting the hospital when their oxygen saturation falls and they have difficulty in breathing.
The doctors further informed that the patients should contact the health authorities as soon as they fell they have any symptoms of COVID-19 so that their treatment can be started early to avoid any complications. They further informed that hiding the symptoms of COVID-19 or self treating themselves at home without informing the health authorities and the administration on time will lead to serious complications at later stage.
Mr. Ajoy Bairagi appeals to all Islanders to report any symptoms of COVID-19 to the district administration helpline numbers or to the health authorities so that they can start their treatment early.
Mr. Ajoy Bairagi has lauded the efforts of the doctors, nurses, paramedics, ward boys, safai karamcharis, aayas and every staff of the health department who are working day and night to provide services to the Islanders during this time of the pandemic. He has further lauded the Director of Health Services and the Administration for managing the pandemic so well and providing all facilities to the COVID-19 patients.