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Delhi team to replicate the 'exemplary' Mumbai Model for pandemic control in the national capital

BMC's Mumbai Model has garnered laurels for diffusing the COVID threat & impact in a short time.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation devised an effective pandemic control strategy, the 'Mumbai Model' to mitigate the impact of the second wave peak in the MMR, effectively. Impressed by this multi-thronged yet detailed approach, a Delhi government team on Wednesday, informed that it plans to replicate the layout in the national capital to diffuse the coronavirus spell. A study team visited Mumbai from Delhi to learn about the intricacies of the combination defence lineup, against the perils of the COVID pandemic.

Mapping the intricate details & strategies of the 'Mumbai Model'

The BMC Commissioner informed that the civic body walked a study team from the Delhi Health Department through the various agencies of the Mumbai Model. This party, consisting of Dr. Sanjay Agarwal, Dr. Dharmendra Kumar and others, were taken around the major COVID-19 facilities across Mumbai and fully appraised about the credible COVID defence set up.

"They learned about the decentralisation achieved through ward war rooms, successful management of oxygen supply, jumbo hospitals set up in a short span of time. They visited the jumbo hospital at NSE Grounds in Goregaon, the Seven Hills Covid hospital and other locations," the BMC Chief informed.

They also saw the war-room operations in two different wards to understand the overall patient management system and the strategy of hospital bed allocation. Methods of patient counselling, medical examination, hospitalisation and the role of BMC teams, was tracked by this study team.

As per reports, the visiting team also held a special meeting with the Additional Municipal Commissioner and also attended a computer presentation. The Delhi team too, lauded the 'exemplary work of the civic body and stated that it would implement the pattern in the national capital.

Optimum use of available resources

The study team from Delhi also cultivated the importance of optimum utilisation of available resources. They analysed that the 1,800 bed Seven Hills Hospital managed to provide oxygen supply to patients with a supply of 18 tonnes of LMO daily. A similar hospital in Delhi with equal - 1,800 beds used 32 tonnes of LMO, almost double of the Mumbai capacity, per day,

Besides this, the BMC also explained how it established six temporary jumbo COVID field hospitals in a short span to ensure a total of 8,915 beds for the COVID positive patients. The BMC Chief also highlighted how a team of 4,000 workers were mobilised from different parts of the state, where the patient load was low, to provide round the clock services in the MMR.

The BMC's various models to counter the COVID threat in the past year, including the 'Dharavi Model', have earned several global accolades. These policies and strategies are being replicated in other Indian cities and countries around the world, for their effective and immediate response.

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