District Collector C. Kathiravan said 684 beds in government hospitals and 2,700 beds in private institutions were arranged for corona virus treatment in the district.
Under the National Disaster Management Act, the general curfew order across Tamil Nadu has been extended till 12 midnight on 30.04.2021 with various relaxations and restrictions already in force to check spreading of corona virus.
Accordingly, corona virus prevention and protection measures are being carried out on a wartime basis by the district administration in Erode district.
To date, 16,293 people have been infected with the corona virus in Erode district and 15,435 have recovered. 676 persons are currently receiving treatment.
Perundurai Government Erode Medical College Hospital has 400 beds, Erode GH has 208 beds and Gobichettipalayam, Bhavani, Sathy, Anthiyur, Perundurai have 684 beds.
Now, 186 inpatients and 38 outpatients, confirmed with corona, were getting treatment in GHs.
In addition, as temporary coronavirus treatment centers, 500 beds were kept at the Kongu, 150 beds at the Gobi, 1,500 beds at the Anthiyur, 150 beds at the Vellalar colleges, 150 beds in the Government Erode Medical College Hospital, 100 beds at Sengundhar College, 30 beds each at Gugalur, Nambiyur, Thingalur, Chithodu, Chennimalai Primary Health Centres. In Erode district, 426 persons have been isolated at home.
Among private hospitals, Lotus Hospital and Research Center has 38 beds, Sudha Hospital 104 beds, Abirami Kidney Care Center 15 beds, Erode Multipurpose Hospital 25 beds, Erode SK Hospital 30 beds and Erode CSI Hospital 30 beds, totalling 242 beds.
In Erode district, till yesterday, 4,61,557 persons and today (16.04.2021) 2,889 persons have undergone coronary examination (swab).
As on 15.04.2021, 97,441 persons have been vaccinated against corona virus in the district. Corona virus vaccine is provided free of cost at Government Erode Medical College Hospital, Erode Government General Hospital and Government Primary Health Centers.
Therefore, those with symptoms of illness including cold and flu should immediately approach the nearest government hospitals and seek medical advice.
It is mandatory for the public to wear a mask when entering public places.
In addition, in bakeries, tea shops, grocery stores, grocery stores, shopping malls, private companies, all showrooms, jewelry stores, textile shops, and restaurants, body temperature testing should be done before allowing public to enter and they be given hand sanitizer.
Those who do not wear masks should not be allowed.
The above locations must follow standard guidelines and operate with only 50 percent of customers at a time.
Owners should also ensure that workers in factories wash their hands with disinfectant soap every 2 hours and work with following social distancing.
The public will be fined Rs 200 if they do not wear a mask when entering public places.
If the shops and companies do not comply with government regulations, they will be locked up and fined up to Rs 5,000 and severe action will be taken.
Therefore, people from all walks of life are required to wear face masks in public places and to observe social space.
Wash their hands once in every 2 hours with disinfectant.
He also said that full cooperation should be given to the government’s immunization efforts.