The second wave of Covid 19 has only added trouble to law enforcement, state governments, and the country. With this being said, the mad rush for supplies had gone down a bit, with supplies reaching the hard-hit states. But it seems like the stores have made it to the state, but with a lack of people to tweak some changes, these ventilators sit biting the dust.
The government hospitals in Telangana seem to have no choice but to look at the ventilators that the state received from PM Cares Fund rot in a corner due to lack of technicians and lab mechanics to make few adjustments and make these ventilators reusable. The convenor of the Telangana doctors federation and Healthcare Reforms Doctors Association expressed their displeasure by conveying that a biomedical team ought to be present to help such machines get a fix to help reduce the burden of the state government in dealing with mortality rates.
The convenor highlighted few grievances that came to him of people being asked to go to private hospitals from Gandhi Hospital and TIMS, Gachibowli due to having beds but no ventilators. The TIMS, Gachibowli, has 250 ventilators which are off no use only because of lack of staff to fix them. The entire city is just going mad for ventilators, and here are 250 ventilators rotting at a government facility. The doctors and nurses face a staff crunch for sure due to the surge of people flocking to seek treatment. The president of HRDA has demanded a quick filling of vacant posts by sanctioning or hiring employees for helping out in this area and these ventilators put to their actual use.