NEW DELHI: With permission and help from the district administration, societies in Dwarka have either set up makeshift quarantine facilities at their apartments or are trying to do so.
Neelachal Apartment has set up a four-bedded quarantine facility for residents on the ground floor with the provision for oxygen cylinders, pulse oximeters, online doctors for consultation, separate entry, washrooms, kitchen, PPE kits, medicines, etc.
Akash Attre, a resident of Neelachal Apartment in Sector-4, said a similar facility was created during the first wave of Covid-19 in April last year. “After the district administration emphasised upon developing isolation facilities in gated societies recently, we decided to set up the quarantine ward again to tackle the scarcity of beds in hospitals. It has been developed to offer immediate help to the needy residents from the apartment. We have kept four oxygen cylinders,” explained Attre.
“We have tied up with the doctors of nearby hospitals who will provide consultation and also recommend hospitals in case a patient’s situation deteriorates,” he said further.
Unlike Neelachal Apartment, Delhi Journalists’ Apartments, Sector-13 doesn’t have a suitable space where quarantine facilities can be set up. But the society members have kept some medicines, oxygen cylinders and PPE kits to tackle emergencies.
“We have made arrangements for oxygen cylinders and concentrators for emergency use of Covid patients. Oxygen supply can be provided at home for at least 24 hours till a patient gets a room in a hospital. We have even arranged for medicines, masks, saline bottles, life-saving drugs, PPE kits and gloves. In-house doctors trained a team of residents to help them in emergency situations,” said Jai Kumar Sharma, president, managing committee, DJA Apartments.
Residents of Vasundhara Apartments, Sector-6 have sought help from the DM office for establishing a 6-8-bedded isolation centre. “Our society currently has 15 Covid patients and the numbers may rise. We desperately need some facility,” said Rajiv Arora, secretary, Vasundhara Apartments.